Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

19th century
Artist
unknown artist
Country
Colombia, Ecuador
Object
medallion, pendant
Medium
Gilt silver filigree
Accession Number
1990.625
Credit Line
Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard family

Unknown artist, Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, 1800s. Gilt silver filigree; 2½ in. dia. Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard family, 1990.625.

Dimensions
diameter: 2.5 in, 6.3500 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art
This object is currently on view
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. This filigree medallion indicates that the person who wore it was probably a member of a lay organization dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, shown in the center. -- 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)