This vintage sculpture is a creation by Western artist Daniel R. Monfort, who according to the tag that is still with the piece, was born in 1942 and settled in Denver where he became a successful artist with representation on three continents. The piece depicts a Native American man wearing a black hat and with a rifle, and I've seen this sculpture depicted as a scout, but I believe it is one of the Blackfoot chiefs, like Chief Turtle of Montana, or other tribes that wore this type of dress. The piece is made of painted hydrostone, so it is fragile yet has a quality in the detailing and texture that feels a bit like resin. With the tag attached, although worn, it would be a nice gift for someone who loves Native American culture.
Measures about 9-1/2" tall by about 4-1/4" wide and 3" deep. Weighs 1.5 pounds. Some spots where the paint has rubbed away but no chips nor cracks.
A nice piece of Western art.
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