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Lock

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, pierced and engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Received from Senor Esteban Minguey Moreno.

  • Museum number:

    261-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 14

Physical description

Lock of wrought iron, pierced and engraved, bearing the monograms IHS (Jesus) and MA (Maria) in openwork. Square shaped, engraved with a foliated scroll border and other ornament, it is attached to a plate extending above and below in open scrollwork and floral ornament surrounding the monograms.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1650-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, pierced and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

'HIS'
(Jesus)

'MA'
(Maria)

Dimensions

Length: 50.3 cm, Width: 13.7 cm

Object history note

Possibly from a religious institution with the monograms HIS (JEsus) and MA (Maria).

Descriptive line

Lock, wrought iron, pierced and engraved, with foliate scrolls and the monograms IHS and MA, Spain, 1650-1700

Labels and date

LOCK, wrought iron, pierced and engraved, Spain; 1650-1700

Possibly from a religious institution. With the monograms IHS (Jesus) and MA (Maria) in openwork.

Museum No. 261-1900 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Piercing; Engraving

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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