Crucifix (Nkangi Kiditu)
Arts of Africa
early 17th century
13 1/2 x 6 x 1 in. (34.3 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Verso: "Crucifix fabriqué au 16e siècle par les noirs du royaume de San Salvador (Bas-Congo et Congo Portugais) lors de leur évangélisation surtout par les Capucins portugais.”
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Kongo. Crucifix (Nkangi Kiditu), early 17th century. Copper alloy, 13 1/2 x 6 x 1 in. (34.3 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jean C. and Raymond E. Britt Jr. Collection, by exchange
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overall, 2011.74_edited_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Copper-alloy cast crucifix, with two kneeling figures resting on bar above hands, with a third projecting below the central figure's feet. Cross is bound by a raised continuous band of "X"-hatched striations. Small casting flaws in lower portion, below third kneeling figure. Likely local repair, in the form of additional welded copper-alloy, has been affixed to verso behind lower kneeling figure. Former typed label on verso reads: "Crucifix fabriqué au 16e siècle par les noirs royaume de San Salvador (Bas-Congo et Congo Portugais) lors de leur évangélisation surtout par les Capucins portugais.”
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