Minnehaha, 1868

  • Mary Edmonia Lewis, American, 1845 - 1907

Marble

  • Overall (by sight): 11 × 6 × 3 1/2 inches (27.9 × 15.2 × 8.9 cm)

Gift of the Centennial Planning Committee for Sharing Traditions and Romare Bearden Exhibitions with a major contribution from Founders Junior Council

1986.33

On View

  • African American W274

Department

African American Art

Signed, lower back of bust: Edmonia Lewis

Dated on back of base: 1868 Inscribed on lower back of bust, under signature: Fecit A Roma Titled on front of base: Minnehaha

1986, purchased for the DIA by the Founders Junior Council and the Centennial Planning Committee for Sharing

Holland, Juanita Maria. "Mary Edmonia Lewis's Minnehaha: Gender, Race, and the Indian Maid." Bulletin of the DIA 69, no. 1/2 (1995): 26-35.

Mary Edmonia Lewis, Minnehaha, 1868, marble. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Centennial Planning Committee for Sharing Traditions and Romare Bearden Exhibitions with a major contribution from Founders Junior Council, 1986.33.