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Painted Medallion in Locket Frame Recto: Our Lady of Carmel Above a Soul in Purgatory Verso: Virgin of the Immaculate Conception Crowned as the Queen of Heaven

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Paint, metal leaf and toned paper used in a reverse-painting technique
  • Place Made: Peru
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS Including loop for suspension: 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in. (9.5 x 6.7 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 48.206.34
    CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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    CAPTION Painted Medallion in Locket Frame Recto: Our Lady of Carmel Above a Soul in Purgatory Verso: Virgin of the Immaculate Conception Crowned as the Queen of Heaven , 19th century. Paint, metal leaf and toned paper used in a reverse-painting technique, Including loop for suspension: 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in. (9.5 x 6.7 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 48.206.34. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 48.206.34_48.206.37_41.1275.402_x1022a-b_41.1275.383.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Paint on tin; tin frame. Rectangular religious medallion. Tin frame holding paintings under two pieces of glass; paintings appear to be on tin sheet. Obverse: our Lady of Mercy seated on a cloud with the Christ Child on her lap, extends her right hand holding a scapular in extended right hand. Two angels flank Mary’s head, also shown seated on clouds. Reverse: Trinity depicted as three identical bearded young men seated on clouds above and to left, right, and behind Virgin; left and right figures hold gilt scepters, and gilt crown between them ( above Virgin’s head). Virgin wears red dress with gilt pattern, blue cape with silver pattern, stands on crescent. Tin frame has attached border of serrated and continuously twisted metal band; loop at top center (for chain).
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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