Chalice and Paten

about 1560
Pedro Hernández Atenciano (Spanish (worked in Guatemala and Peru), 1510–1584)

Object Place: Santiago de los Caballeros (La Antigua), Guatemala


Overall (Chalice): 28.3 x 19.1 cm, 1399 gm (11 1/8 x 7 1/2 in., 3.08 lb.) Overall (Paten): 15.4 x 0.3 cm (6 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




Silver hollowware


By the mid-1930s to early 1940s, Sherburne and Marjorie Wiggin Prescott collection, Greenwich, Connecticut; 4 February 1981, sold in “Important English, Continental and American Silver, Objects of Vertu, Russian Works of Art and Watches,” Christies, New York, lot 235, to Jacques Kugel, Paris; 1982 or 1983, sold by Kugel to private collector, Lisbon; 30 October 2008, sold by private collector at “European Silver, Gold Boxes, and Objects of Vertu,” Sotheby's, Paris, lot 171, to Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 2011, year-end-gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas, Jr., Kathleen, Daniel, Claire, Ann, and Timothy Phillips in memory of Thomas and Clare Phillips