558: White marble bust of American Indian,
male wearing shell necklace with sun medallion, fur garment, roach with porcupine quill and feathers headdress, tassel-like earrings, unsigned, first half 19th century, 30 x 17-1/2 x 15 in., on circular waisted marble socle, 5-3/8 in. tall to plaster-secured seam. Old 1/2 in. and 1-1/2 in. chips front proper right corner of headdress and 3/4 in. chip uppermost feathers of headdress, other minor chips to collar and headdress, scattered grime Provenance: Casper Collection. See information on Shobal V. Clevenger, 1812-1843 in Wayne Craven's "Sculpture in America," Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1968, page 188, showing diagram of Clevenger Indian Chief; Clevenger worked with Hiram Powers; bust formerly mounted on marble column, following lot.