probably Spanish or Mexican

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535

Pendants with representations of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception became especially popular as fervor for this belief grew at the beginning of the seventeenth century and pressure mounted to have it codified as dogma. The depiction of the Immaculada in this simply formed jewel is particularly close to that of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patroness of New Spain. Banners of the confraternities also featured the custodia of the Eucharist, which is enameled on the back of this venera.

Pendant, Gold, enamel, pearls, probably Spanish or Mexican

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