Virgin of the Apocalypse Surrounded by Saints (nun's badge)
- unknown artist
MediumOil paint on copper in a tortoise shell frame
Credit LineFunds from the 1985 Trip Benefit and the Acquisition Challenge Grant
Unknown artist, Virgin of the Apocalypse Surrounded by Saints (Nun's Badge), about 1770. Oil paint on copper in a tortoise shell frame; 7¼ in. dia. Funds from the 1985 Trip Benefit and the Acquisition Challenge Grant, 1985.361.
Dimensionsdiameter: 7.25 in, 18.4150 cm
DepartmentMayer Center, Latin American Art
CollectionLatin American Art
This object is currently on view
Nun’s badges (escudos) are unique to Mexico. Invented there in the seventeenth century, they were worn at the throat by Conceptionist and Jeronymite nuns over the habits of their respective orders. Representing images of the Virgin and saints significant to the order and/or the individual nun, they were usually painted on round or oval sheets of copper and framed in tortoiseshell or wood. Many of the most famous artists in Mexico painted nun’s badges and some are signed by the artists.
--Donna Pierce, 2015
Known ProvenancePurchased by the Denver Art Museum 19 November 1985 with funds from the 1985 Trip Benefit and the Acquisitions Challenge Grant. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.