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St. Tammany, American Indian Chief, Bronzed White Metal Sculpture

22.5 in. high; titled on the base St. Tammany, and marked Copyright by C.M. Hill, New York, 1892.  St. Tammany, or "Tamanend" (c.1628-c.1698) was a Lenape chief who fostered peaceful cooperation among the Native American tribes and the English settlers who established Pennsylvania.  Following his death, he became widely known as a symbol of peace and friendship, was adopted by colonists as the patron "saint" of North America, and became a sort of mascot for the Continental Army. This statue is similar to the most famous depiction of the chief -- which stood above the entrance to New York City's Tammany Hall -- showing him with a musket, powder horn, axe, bear claw necklace, and with a blanket over his right shoulder.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,703
06/21/2012

 

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