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Crown for a statue

18th century
possibly Spanish
Silver gilt, jewels
Overall: 14 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (36.8 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
Not on view
A common practice in the Iberian peninsula was the ornamentation of religious sculptures, especially of the Virgin and Saint Joseph, with lavish garaments, jewels, or crowns of precious metals, donated by members of the churches to which they belonged.
Marking: [1] Profile head (Lisbon mark for old silver, in use since 1887).

Location of mark:
On base of crown and on base of finial cross.
Edward Alfred Jones (until 1912; sold to MMA)
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