Virgin Mary from a Creche

Unidentified Quito School artist, Ecuadorian, 18th century


18th century

Carved, gilded and polychromed wood with glass eyes

Overall: 30 in. (76.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marta Phillips in memory of David F. Phillips, Class of 1951



Place Made: Quito, Ecuador, South America



Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ARTH 28.01, Global Renaissance, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Fall 2021

ARTH 27.02, Living Stone: Sculpture in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2022

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023


Collected by David Frederic Phillips (1929-1988), in Quito, Ecuador, during his time in the Foreign Service, 1960's-1970's; to his wife Marta Schlappi de Phillips (1929-2016), in 1988; given to present collection, 1998.

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