Ttipqui pin

Ttipqui pin

1800s
Artist
unknown artist
Country
Peru
Object
ttipqui, pin
Medium
Silver plated copper
Accession Number
1954.156
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. LeRoy Schwartz

Unknown artist, Ttipqui pin, 1800s. Silver plated copper; 9½ in. Gift of Mrs. LeRoy Schwartz, 1954.156.

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, 10/24/2021 – 7/17/2022