FONT FOR HOLY WATER*
Laminated silver, embossed and golden.
With figure of the Eye of Providence, cloud cluster underneath, and central medallion with the image of the Lamb of God. Details in manner of floral motif, ribbons, laurel and grape leaves. Lower recipient for holding holy water. With seal from assayer "FCDA" (corresponding to Antonio Forcado y la Plaza); quinto real; location mark (crowned letter M, in reference to Mexico City), and "NAL" seal, possibly the abbreviation of author's name. maintains burin stroke on back.
Presents conservation and structural details.
10.2 x 7.8" (26 x 20 cm)
* This piece was part of the exhibition, "Silver from Viceregal Mexico", presented at the International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas, in 2007.
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