Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8903012

Category: Figure - Christ Figure

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Ottawa

Period: 1825-1850 - 1827 or 1839

Materials: Pine wood; birchbark.

Description: Primitive carving of Jesus being crucified. Arms are socketed to body. Wood nails in feet and hands; birchbark loincloth. Remnants of red pigment in lips, feet wounds and elsewhere. Small hand-forged nails at head for affixing hair or crown. An exceptionally rare figure.

Dimensions: Height 18.375 inches 46.6 cm; Width 18.25 inches 46.3 cm.


Ottawa church at Cross Village, Michigan
Auction, 1895
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 110

Notes (click on note to open):

Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2005

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