The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 24, 2017

Indian Combat, 1868

marble, Overall: 76.2 x 48.3 x 36.5 cm (30 x 19 x 14 5/16 in). American Painting and Sculpture Sundry Purchase Fund and Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2011.110

Lewis apparently carved this marble herself instead of relying on studio assistants like other sculptors of her time. The variety of textures depicted on the combatants, coupled with their complex interwoven positions, demonstrate a high degree of technical skill.

The base of the sculpture is inscribed: "EDMONIA LEWIS / FECIT A ROME 1868"

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