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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th or early 17th century (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette, probably made in the late 16th or early 17th century Spain, represents a saint, probably St. Diego of Alcalá holding a rosary and a large crucifix.

Physical description

Brass plaquette representing a saint, probably St. Diego of Alcalá, standing in a monastic habit, in a fold of which he holds some flowers. He holds in his right hand a rosary and a large crucifix. On the right a child offers him a farland and above is seen a domed building and a gloria. On the left a fluted column.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


late 16th or early 17th century (made)




Height: 10.3 cm, Width: 7.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plaquette Saint with cross and rosary, bronze, Spanish late 16th or early 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. III, 1921. no. 11. pl. IV.
Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI, 1946-7. PL. VI: 32.



Subjects depicted

Garland; Child; Crucifix; Rosary; Flower


Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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