Crucifix pendant

Crucifix pendant

19th century
Artist
unknown maker
Country
Colombia, Ecuador
crucifix, pendant
gold filigree
Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family
1990.624
unknown maker. Crucifix pendant. 19th century. gold filigree. Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family. 1990.624.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 3 in, 7.6200 cm; width: 2.25 in, 5.7150 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

Filigree, or metal lace, as it was aptly called, is the technique of fashioning objects from thin metal wire. An ancient technique in both Europe and the Americas, it continued to be used throughout the Spanish colonial era.
-- Julie Wilson Frick, 2017

Known Provenance
Gifted 26 December 1990 by the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family, 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
  • Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America (December 2014 - November 2016, Denver Art Museum)