rosary

rosary

19th century
Artist
unknown maker
Country
Colombia, Ecuador
rosary
gold with coral beads
Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family
1990.613
unknown maker. rosary. 19th century. gold with coral beads. Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family. 1990.613.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 1 in, 2.5400 cm; width: .5 in, 1.2700 cm; length: 18 in, 45.7200 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

The rosary, a form of prayer beads, guides the faithful through sets of prayers. While prayer beads are common in many religions, Christian use of them starts to be common around 1000. The rosary is most often associated with Saint Dominic [see also 2013.348]. This rosary is crafted of gold filigree and tiny coral beads.
--Julie Wilson Frick, 2017

Known Provenance
Gifted 26 December 1990 to the Denver Art Museum by the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard family. 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. --Julie Wilson Frick, 2017
Exhibition History
  • Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America (December 2014 - November 2016, Denver Art Museum)