Bust of Hiawatha

Bust of Hiawatha

Artist: Edmonia Lewis (American, 1845-1907)

Date: 1868
Dimensions:
12 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 4 in. diameter at base (31.8 × 19.1 × 10.2 cm)
Classification: SCULPTURE
Credit Line: Museum purchase, Otis Family Acquisition Trust
Object number: M.2018.5
DescriptionA cabinet-sized marble carved fully in the round. The Ojibwe Indian is sculpted as a youth, and wears a feathered headdress, a necklace, and a one-shoulder leather and fur tunic.
Inscribed: signed rear of bust: EDMONIA LEWIS / ROMA
Terms
  • portraits
  • portrait
On view