Hat or waist ornament

Hat or waist ornament

19th century
Country
Mexico
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Gold and diamond
Gift of Robert J. Stroessner
1991.1137
. Hat or waist ornament. 19th century. Gold and diamond. Gift of Robert J. Stroessner. 1991.1137.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
overall height: 5 in, 12.7000 cm; overall width: 1.125 in, 2.8575 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

The insignia piece at the bottom of this ornament shows an eagle and a snake flanking a small diamond. This object may have served as part of a chatelaine or as a hat ornament.
-- Julie Wilson Frick, 2017

Known Provenance
Gifted 27 December 1991 by Robert J. Stroessner 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.