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South America, Bolivia, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful crucifix pendant that is mold-cast from nickel silver (61% copper, 17% nickel, 17% zinc), an alloy of copper that utilizes nickel and zinc to imbue the metal with a silvery color. Delicate foliate, circular, and radiant motifs are engraved along both sides of the body and arms, and an applied effigy of Jesus Christ is soldered to the front. A maroon fabric strip is knotted through the integral suspension loop on top. Fine patina envelops the entire crucifix. Size: 3.2" W x 5.6" H (8.1 cm x 14.2 cm)
Provenance: ex-private Moore collection, Denver, Colorado, USA, acquired around 1990
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