Lot 264: Kongo brass crucifix, 19th / 20th c.

Quinn's Auction Galleries

October 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, US

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Description: A brass crucific with multiple figures. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo. Late 19th to earch 20th century. object: 11"h x 6 1/4"w x 3/4"d, with stand: 12 3/8"h x 2 5/8"w x 3 7/8"d.
Provenance: Inventory and Collection from the Estate of Merton D. Simpson. Catalog Notes: African crucifixes are the result of the adoption and almagmation of disperate relgious views. Christan iconography was first introduced to the African content in the 15th century by the Portuguese. By the early sixteenth century the king of Kongo was baptized and began a partnership with the king of Portugal. To reinforce his power and ties to the Catholic Church, prestige piece were made echoing Christian designs and symbolism. Piece are still made today that blend the traditions of African art with those of the Christian Church. For a similar object see The Metropolitain Museum of Art, "Crucifix", 16th-17th century, 1999.295.7.
Condition Report: **XRF zinc content testing reveals an attribution no later than late 19th century / early 20th century. **
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