Unknown Peruvian. <em>Pizarro Commemorative Plate</em>, 19th century. Silver, Diameter: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 42.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.14_SL1.jpg)

Pizarro Commemorative Plate


Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: Diameter: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)



Accession Number: 42.14

Image: 42.14_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large silver basin made as a memorial to Francisco Pizarro. In the center is a coat of arms showing: Atahuallpa, the last Incan emperor (upper left), Pizarro (upper right), lion (lower left), tower (lower right). On the scalloped rim is an inscription in Spanish. There are ring handles in the form of clasped hands at each side. Condition: Good, see conservation report on file. Care should be taken in handling the object since the metal is severely distressed, especially in the central part. Evidence of old repairs inside and soldering of handles.

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