Miniature Black Madonna

Created by
Unidentified
Date
1914-1918
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)
Title
Bullet casing trench art sculpture
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.
Classification
Religious and Sacred Objects
Type
religious objects
bullets
Topic
Art
Military
Religion
World War I
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5456f8cfc-90af-4bb9-8a24-fd6113b6ec0b
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