Ornamental Breastplate

Unidentified maker, Spanish Colonial Alto Peru (near current-day Potosí, Bolivia), 18th century


probably 18th century


Overall: 8 7/8 × 11 1/8 × 1/4 in. (22.6 × 28.2 × 0.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Harrington Silver Fund, including gifts from the Estate of John H. Mudie, Class of 1949, in memory of Ernest Martin Hopkins, Class of 1901



Place Made: Bolivia, South America



Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. Cambios: The Spirit of Transformation in Spanish Colonial Art. April 10–May 12, 1992.

Publication History

Gabrielle Palmer and Dr. Cristina Esteras Martín in Cambios: The Spirit of Transformation in Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, in cooperation with University of New Mexico Press, 1992, 65–66, cat. no. 45.


Private Collection; with Marion Hamilton (dealer), Winters, California; sold to present collection, 2019.

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