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Sculptor:
St. Maur, Kirk 1949-  Search this
Fabricator:
Andrews, Todd 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Figure: fiberglass bronze mixture with greenish patina; Base: cast stone
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Richmond Building Services Civic Center Richmond California 94804
Located Pt. Richmond Park Place & Washington Avenue Richmond California
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 20, 1984
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On plaque on one side of base:) "THE SENTINEL"/KIRK ST. MAUR/SCULPTOR/DEDICATION/OCTOBER 20, 1984/MAYOR THOMAS J. CORCORAN/CITY OF RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA/HISTORY OF THE INDIAN STATUE/THE FIRST INDIAN STATUE WAS COMMISSIONED AND DEDICATED/AT THIS SITE IN 1909 BY THE WOMEN'S WESTSIDE IMPROVEMENT/CLUB.LOST TO THE RAVAGES OF TIME,THE STATUE FELL AND/BECAME SCRAP METAL FOR THE WORLD WAR II EFFORT./MANY HAVE JOINED TOGETHER FOR TODAY'S DEDICATION.THE/HISTORICAL INTEREST IN THE CHOICE OF A NATIVE AMERICAN/REMAINS THE SAME: HIS FREEDOM LOST IN OUR PAST IS A/REMINDER OF HOW PRECIOUS FREEDOM IS AND HOW/PRECARIOUS SURVIVAL REMAINS. (On plaque on front of base:) THIS STATUE AND PORT RICHMOND TRIANGLE/RENOVATION HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE/THROUGH THE VISION OF ROD GARRETT AND/THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS: (plaque lists contributors) (On plaque on third side of base: lists donors) (transcription partially illegible)
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Summary:
A full-length, standing figure of an Indian male. He wears leggings with a loincloth, boots, cape, a belt worn diagonally across his proper left shoulder and chest, and two feathers in his hair. His proper left leg is forward of the other and is bent, with the foot elevated resting on a rock. He holds one end of aan unstrung bow in his proper left hand. The other end of the bow rests on the rock near the proper left foot. A drinking fountain is located on each of the three sides of the base.
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Allegory--Other--Vigilance  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Indian Dress  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Weapon--Bow and Arrow  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000514
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_320168