Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woven crucifix
  • unknown Ne'ivi Davi (Highland Mixtec) maker
  • woven crucifix, 1989
  • Where object was made: San Pedro Jocotepec, Mexico
  • wheat, yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 15 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5203

The crucifix was created from woven wheat. The shatterheads are at the top of the cross. The wheat stems on the cross are bound with red and green yarn. The body is woven and the knees are bent. The hands, feet and waist are tied in place. It has a green crown of woven wheat.