There are two, but…

…I only photo’d one.

The Bowman and Friends

From Wiki:

The Bowman and The Spearman, also known as Indians, are two bronze equestrian sculptures standing as gatekeepers in Congress Plaza, at the intersection of Congress Drive and Michigan Avenue in Grant Park, Chicago, United States. The sculptures were made in Zagreb by Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović and installed at the entrance of the parkway in 1928. The pair of sculptures was funded by the Benjamin Ferguson Fund. An unusual aspect of the sculptures is that the figures in both sculptures are missing their weapons, the bow and arrow and the spear.

Recent research (2006) strongly suggest that the lettering on the pedestals designed by architects Holabird & Roche was executed by sculptor Rene Paul Chambellan.

BTW, here’s the original shot and, as usual, I have ‘shopped it to the hilt, even cloning out most of the bird droppings!


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