Glass domes protecting the Child Jesus

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes

Fanal with Christ Child lying on one side, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
MUSEO DE ARTES Universidad de los Andes
In private homes and convents Child Jesus was protected under a glass dome, under a “fanal”. Devotes themselves lavishly adorned the inside with gemstones, silver threads or flowers, among others.
Fanal with Christ Child reclined and with shoes and pearls, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child reclined and silver segmented halo, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child reclined and parrot, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal of the Nativity, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal of the Nativity with dried flowers, red fruit tree and pearls, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child resting and holding a red fruit, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child lying on one side, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child as Doctorcito, with chicken and basket, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child reclined and silver segmented halo, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Fanal with Christ Child leaning and porcelain basket, Unknown attributed to follower of Manuel Chili Caspicara, ca. 1780, From the collection of: Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Glass domes protecting the Child Jesus
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Museo de Artes Universidad de los Andes
Monseñor Álvaro del Portillo 12455
Las Condes
Santiago 762001
Phone: 56-2-26181152
Mail: museodeartes@uandes.cl
WEB: www.uandes.cl/ma

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