Ttipqui pin

Ttipqui pin

19th century
Artist
Unknown
Country
Peru
ttipqui, pin
Silver plated copper
Gift of Mrs. LeRoy Schwartz
1954.156
Unknown. Ttipqui pin. 19th century. Silver plated copper. Gift of Mrs. LeRoy Schwartz. 1954.156.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 9.5 in, 24.1300 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

Single ttipqui pins were inserted diagonally to fasten mantles or capes at the neck. Sun and moon imagery, which figures prominently in both pre-Columbian and Christian art, is often seen on pins made during the colonial period.
-- Julie Wilson Frick, 2017

Known Provenance
Gifted 15 June 1954 by Mrs. LeRoy Schwartz to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.
Exhibition History
  • “ReVision: Art in the Americas” — Denver Art Museum, 2/16/2020 – 11/8/2020