Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

19th century
Artist
unknown maker
Country
Colombia, Ecuador
medallion, pendant
Gilt silver filigree
Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family
1990.625
unknown maker. Medallion with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. 19th century. Gilt silver filigree. Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family. 1990.625.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
diameter: 2.5 in, 6.3500 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. 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)