Bronze sculpture of Native American reaching to the stars from temple top, backdropped by Aztec
$7,572 (ref. 9/9)
20 x 12.5 x 8 inches without base
Thought by some Pettit collectors to be his best work,
Sacrifice is a bold statement of respect for the indigenous
Native American culture that perhaps represented Pettit's own struggle for life. Human sacrifice was made by
Aztecs to repay their debts to the Sun gods. The Aztecs measured their calendar by watching Venus'
relationship to the sun and the stars.
Although the piece seems to be influenced by renown Western artist
Charles M. Russell, that opinon can not be authenticated.
B R Pettit was an Arizonan artist who is best known for his monumental
statue entitled "Ole Bill Williams" that stands as a sentinel to "The Gateway for the Grand Canyon" in Williams,
AZ. The eight-foot tall monument of the mountain man, for whom Williams, AZ was named, has become a Route 66
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