Kongo. <em>Crucifix</em>, 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)



Medium: Stone, pigment

Geograhical 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)


Accession Number: 22.240

Image: 22.240_PS9.jpg,

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.

Brooklyn Museum