Nkangi Kitidu Crucifix
Nkangi, DRC Congo
Late 18th century
Height: 15 cm; Width: 8 cm.
(the casting is thinner at the base, it is visible on the picture)
Rare and ancient representation of Christ on the cross. A figure with expressive features cast in the round, presented on a cross inserted into a base with stairs, consolidated by a geometric piece, in order to remain straight.
Historically, the first conversions by the Portuguese date back to the 16th century.
Bibliography: L'Art ancien du métal au Bas-Congo by Rob L. Wannyn, Vieux Planquesaule Editions, 1961.
- Fine XVIII secolo
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- Buone condizioni
- 15×8×0 cm
- Nome dell’oggetto indigeno
- Nkangi Kitidu
- Venduto con supporto