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Crucifix

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kongo
MEDIUM Stone, pigment
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 13 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (33.0 x 16.6 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.240
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 22.240_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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