Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
13 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (33.0 x 16.6 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Soft gray stone crucifix with male figure in relief. Arms and body form a Y-shape. Hands closed with palms facing outward. Lower left leg and foot crossed over lower right leg, with left heel resting on right ankle. Black pigment on hair, eyebrows, eyelids, pupils, and necklace (rosary, possibly); red pigment on lips. Facial features are African. Upper corner of left arm of cross broken off.
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Kongo. Crucifix, late 19th or early 20th century. Stone, pigment, 13 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (33.0 x 16.6 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.240. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.240_PS9.jpg)
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