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Indian and Explorer
  • Thomas Hart Benton, artist
    1889–1975
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
    Elden C. Tefft
    1919–2015
    born: Hartford, Kansas, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Indian and Explorer, 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width: 47.7 x 38.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 18 3/4 x 15 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • On view: Gallery 407
  • 1960.0036
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Bronze cast of models used for the New York Power Authority murals. Cast 1 of 3 of Eldon Teft from a clay model. Native American figure at left, viewed from a 3/4 back profile, looking/communicating(?) with a European at right, viewed in a front 3/4 profile.