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Shrine for Statue of Madonna and Child

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Tropical hardwood, pigments
  • Place Made: Peru
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS 32 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/2in. (82.6 x 50.2 x 26.7cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 48.206.31
    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
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shrine for Statue of Madonna and Child, 18th century. Tropical hardwood, pigments, 32 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/2in. (82.6 x 50.2 x 26.7cm). 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, 48.206.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.206.30a-c_48.206.31_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 48.206.30a-c_48.206.31_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted wooden cabinet or tabernacle for statue of Madonna and Child (48.206.30). Gallery surmounts cornice; sides and front paneled with applied moldings forming diamond pattern. Doors open to reveal shrine; back of each door has painted saint with halo. Interior of cabinet painted blue with white starts in random pattern except for center of back, where Madonna was placed.
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