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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
paint on metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 5/8 × 11/16 × 11/16 in. (4.1 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
religious objects
bullets
Date:
1914-1918
Description:
A trench art sculpture featuring a Black Madonna figurine with outstretched arms in the hollow interior of a bullet casing. A rectangle has been cut into the side of the casing with a scalloped edge on top. Inside, a Madonna figure stands in a long gold dress and headdress. The top of the casing has a Christian cross upraised on the metal.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Military  Search this
Religion  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Religious and Sacred Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5456f8cfc-90af-4bb9-8a24-fd6113b6ec0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.8