Pendant

German (Augsburg)


Object Place: Europe, Augsburg, Germany

Accession Number

51.594

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Half-figure of Madonna and Child in high relief on crescent. Ajouré design of flames of Glory with foliage from encircling rim. Double ring at top; unidentified stamps on back.

Provenance

By about 1938, Emil Delmár (b. 1876 - d. 1959), Budapest and New York; 1951, gift of Emil Delmár to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1951)

NOTE: The collector Emil Delmár shipped his art collection out of Hungary and into Switzerland in 1938 and 1939. This pendant was included in an exhibition of his collection held at the Kunstmuseum Bern in 1939/1940, "Kunst und Kunstgewerbe: Sonderausstellung" (1939-1940), cat. no. 16. The collection remained at the Kunstmuseum until the end of World War II, by which time Delmár had emigrated to New York. The collection was shipped to him there between 1945 and 1948. See Andrea Rózsavölgyi, "20 Years in Emigration: Emil Delmár and the Disintegration of His Collection," in Studies on Art and Architecture in Hungary, ed. Anna Tüskés (Budapest, 2012), 239-252.

Credit Line

Gift of Emil Delmar, in honor of Dr. Swarzenski's 75th birthday