In its design, a humanized and smiling sun is represented, with a slight Americanist imprint, shining resplendently in the comium of the flying buttress, or imperial, that links the crown basket with its diadem; a nice characterization from which it has taken the popular nickname.
The oldest jewel that is preserved from the jewel box of the Virgin of El Rocío, as a fundamental element of its historical and artistic heritage, popularly known as Corona del Sol, is of great relevance. It is a really valuable presea, of baroque typology, carved and chiseled in sterling silver -although now it looks gilded-, still with accentuated mannerist reminiscences, whose work can be dated towards the second half of the XVII century, or the first decades of the XVIII century. A humanized and smiling sun, with a slight Americanist imprint, shines resplendent in the center of the bra or imperial, which links the basket of the crown with its diadem; characterization from which it has taken the popular nickname.
Its basket is made of openwork and relieved, with chiseled and polished finish, like the rest of the piece. In this base, it presents an ornamentation configured with expanded “C’s” that embrace trapezoidal and oval shaped cartouches, imitating the setting of a precious stone, although recreated in the metal itself. The whole basket sits on a hoop decorated with laurel garlands. In the diadem, different plant motifs decorate the spaces of the inverted crescent that forms the crescent, distributed around a central axis, embodied by two “ces” facing each other, around an oval that recreates a precious stone carved in the metal, from which hang the stems and leaves of two tulips, towards each end, harmoniously scattered by the waning falls of the semicircle.
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