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Lot, Chief of the Spokanes

Artist:
Olin Levi Warner (American, West Suffield, Connecticut 1844–1896 New York)
Date:
1891; cast 1906
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1906
Accession Number:
06.318
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 765
"Lot, Chief of the Spokanes" was one of seven portraits of Northwest Indians that Olin Warner modeled while in Oregon in 1891. According to Warner's friend, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Lot, a chief of the Spokanes, or more correctly, the Spokan, was thought to be in his late fifties when this portrait was modeled. Warner's ability to model the texture of Lot's skin and hair attests to the sculptor's mastery of the bronze medium.
Signature: [lower center]: [cursive] O. L. Warner / 1891

Inscription: [left]: "LOT"; [right]: CHIEF OF THE / SPOKANES ·
Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1906
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