Cross

Unidentified African-Portuguese maker

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19th century

Wood

Overall: 18 1/4 × 6 9/16 × 13/16 in. (46.4 × 16.7 × 2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund

999.3.30469

Geography

Place Made: M'banza-Kongo, Angola, Central Africa, Africa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Religious Object

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Inscriptions

Paper label on center section of cross, inscribed, in ink: Cross from / [Ol]d Portugese / [Ch]urch at / [Sa]o Salvado[r]

Course History

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

History 5.08, African and African American Studies 19.01, Africa and the World, Robby Zeinstra, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, ill. p. 28.

Provenance

Susana Montiel de Colmenares, London, England; sold to present collection, 1999.

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