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The Dying Tecumseh

modeled ca. 1837-1846, carved 1856 Ferdinand Pettrich Born: Dresden, Germany 1798 Died: Rome, Italy 1872 marble with painted copper alloy tomahawk 36 5/8 x 77 5/8 x 53 3/4 in. (93.1 x 197.2 x 136.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the U.S. Capitol 1916.8.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, North Lobby

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Ethnic - Indian

Figure male - full length

Portrait male - Tecumseh

State of being - death



stone - marble