cross (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings)

Cross for voodoo shrine; 'Baron Samedi' cross for altar in shape of human figure with out-stretched arms, covered with black fabric and red fabric on back, arms and head attached with metal pins. Decorated with gold thread, black braid, small pink and blue beads, plastic beads in various shapes and colours (hearts, stars), sequins and 'gold' metal ornaments, string of beads hanging from either hand, two bones tied in 'x' with metal wire on back, figure wearing three seed necklaces (1998.3-4). Purchased from 'Perrot Barra Studio', in iron market.

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