Silver Repoussé Church Plaque
Jesus as a Young Boy
19.5" x 16" x 2" thick
approximately 30-40 ounces of 95% silver
A low relief (Repoussé) image of a young Jesus Christ wearing elaborate garments and holding a pair of spiral-tipped tendrils in a field of flowers and foliage. Mounted to a wooden backing when collected in 1911.
Plaques such as this record the mineral wealth of the South American New World in the Spanish Colonial era.
Back side of wooden mount reads :
' Property of
church plaque from Peru
Nov 7 1911'
Very Good Condition some damage and missing elements from plaque evident prior to wooden mounting. See photos for details.
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