Exhibit#1 Brookgreen Collection
The Sun Vow

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Record 94/1203
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Accession# 1932.01
Artist MacNeil, Hermon Atkins
Collection Art Objects
Date 1899
Description "The Sun Vow" by Hermon Atkins MacNeil

Figure/Indian/old man/boy/warrior

"An old [Native American] is seated on a skin thrown over a rock. He watches the flight of an arrow which a boy standing by his side has just loosed from a bow aimed upward. A feather headdress lies on the old [Native American's] knees. This ceremony was in use among the Sioux for testing the prowess of their young men. If the youth, aiming directly at the sun, shot straight and far enough so that his arrow was lost from sight, he qualified as a warrior. ("Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture", Beatrice Gilman Proske, 1968).

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Dimensions H-91.5 cm
Home Location Brown Sculpture Court, north gallery
Material Bronze
Medium Metal/bronze/cast
Object ID S.1932.010
Object Name Sculpture
Recfrom The Gorham Company
Sig Loc Signed at back/ On the base at right
Signed Name H. A. MacNeil/THE SVN VOW
Sub-category Art
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