Crucifix pendant

19th century

Object

Artist

unknown maker

Country

Object Info

Object: crucifix; pendant
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1990.624

Medium/Technique

gold filigree

Credit

Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family

More Info

Dimensions

height: 3 in, 7.6200 cm; width: 2.25 in, 5.7150 cm

Department

Mayer Center of Latin American Art

Collection

Latin American Art

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.

Extended Info

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

Exhibition History

  • Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America (December 2014 - November 2016, Denver Art Museum)