Totonac Carved Stone Cross

Totonac Carved Stone Cross

Artist(s) Totonac Indians
Medium Stone
Origin Gulf Coast, Mexico
Creation
Date
18th century
Size 6'
Donor Helen and John Murphy
Acquisition
Date
1979
   
Image Source STP

 

Comments

A large, 18th century primitive cross of carved stone in the southwest corner of the Perry Garden. This cross contains Christian and pre-Columbian symbols and is from the Gulf coast of Mexico. It was given by Helen and John Murphy in remembrance of their deceased son. [source: tour notes]