Indian Combat by Edmonia Lewis


When I first saw this statue, I was confused to see it in the American wing, because it looked European.  So imagine my surprise at discovering that the sculpture was carved by an American woman.  Moreover, she was Native American and African American, but managed to get to Rome to work as a sculptor!

Edmonia Lewis

Oh, last week, the Podcast What’s Her Name did a short biography about Edmonia Lewis.  Have a listen!

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