Members of the Seattle Art Museum traveled to the Proctor Museum on May 28th to conduct metallurgic testing on several Proctor sculptures, including the Stalking Panther, Buckaroo, Q Street Buffalo, Elk, and Indian Warrior.
The testing takes measurements from several different points on each bronze using an XRF metal analyzer. The results show which types of metals are in each piece, and the quantities of those metals. This information is useful in determining the foundry of a piece and the approximate time period during which it was cast.
The Proctor Foundation is thrilled to have this information for our records, and we are grateful to the Seattle Art Museum for their time and effort.