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Missal stand (atril)

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Formed of five sheets of silver with a simple replaced wooden framework, the slanted central portion of the stand has been repousséd with an elliptical boss on which is chased the Jesuit seal containing the letters “IHS,” with a cross above and three nails below. Covered throughout with...

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Inscription

“IHS” in raised letters chased within an elliptical boss at center of stand.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Before 1968 with a private dealer Alphonse Jax, Montevideo, Uruguay; by 1968, sold by Edward Merrin Gallery, New York, to Landon T. Clay; April 14, 1975, loaned to the museum by Clay; 2001, gift to the museum by Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

1725–30

Object Place

Probably Moxos missions, Alto Peru (present-day Bolivia)

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 34.8 x 27 cm, 2.6 kg (11 5/8 x 13 11/16 x 10 5/8 in., 5.7 lb.)

Accession Number

2001.843

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware