Ornamental plaque, one of a pair

1740–50


Object Place: Moxos or Chiquitos missions, Bolivia (Alto Peru)

Dimensions

62.8 x 45.5 x 6.2 cm (24 3/4 x 17 15/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.349

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Provenance

April 14, 1975, sold by Alphonse Jax (dealer), New York, to Landon T. Clay, Boston [see note]; 1992, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1992)

NOTE: According to Alphonse Jax at the time of the sale, this entered the United States from Argentina and was cleared by U.S. Customs on April 7, 1975 (first lent to the MFA on April 10, 1975). The donor, however, later recalled that he purchased it from the Edward Merrin Gallery, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay