Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • Crucifix, 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • polychromy, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 61.6 x 38.7 x 17.8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 7 in
  • Bequest of Mrs. Ward Lockwood
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0191

Bearded figure with arms extended and nailed to a cross (identified as Jesus Christ). Legs extend down together and proper right foot appears in front of the left. Both feet are nailed to the cross. Figure's ribs show and is nearly naked except for a brief-like garment around his waist and upper thighs. Head of figure tilts to his right and wears an engaged crown(thorns?).