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The Spirit of a Bear, Being Released from Its Body, Carries a Plea for Good Hunting to the Manitu Above, from the series Legends of the Lenape Indians

ca. 1966 Robert Riggs Born: Decatur, Illinois 1896 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970 graphite and scratchwork on prepared paperboard sheet: 21 7/8 x 27 5/8 in. (55.5 x 70.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Philip Desind 1986.91.12 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - bear

Ethnic - Indian - Lenape

Figure group - male

Mythology - other - American Indian

drawing

pencil - graphite

paperboard - prepared paperboard - ross board

About Robert Riggs

Born: Decatur, Illinois 1896 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970

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