About This Artwork

Spanish

Pendant Shaped as a Dog, 1575/1625 with later modifications

Gold, enamel, diamond, rubies, and pearls
6.7 x 3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, 1992.521

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, "The Nature of Diamonds," 17 October 2009 - 28 March 2010.

Publication History

M. L. Otrange, "Jewels of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century,” The Connoisseur 132 (1953), pp. 126-33, here 130. pl. 19.

Ian Wardropper et al, Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), pp. 48-49 and 93, no. 15.

Ownership History

Henry Oppenheimer, b. Washington and later Frankfurt and London (d. 1932) [sold, Christie's, London, July 27-29, 1936, no. 60]. Melvin Gutman, New York, by 1962; his sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, October 17, 1969, no. 91; Marilynn B. Alsdorf [according to Wardropper 2000, p. 4]; given to the Art Institute, 1992.




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