Unidentified African-Portuguese maker


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19th century


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



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


19th century

Object Name

Religious Object

Research Area


Not on view


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.


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

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