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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery

Angel

Figure
ca. 1710-1720 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Both this and its companion piece (inv.no. A.5-1948) probably came from an altarpiece and were set beside the statue of the Virgin Mary.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Gilded limewood
Brief description
Gilded limewood angel, probably from an altarpiece, Austrian, ca. 1710-20
Physical description
The angel floats upward, his right leg bent the left stretched back. His left arm brought across his body, his right held downwards as though both hands were supporting or displaying some object. The head looks downwards.



This with the accompanying angel (A.5-1948) must presumably have come from either side of a group or an altarpiece.
Credit line
Purchased under the Bequest of Captain H.B. Murray
Subject depicted
Summary
Both this and its companion piece (inv.no. A.5-1948) probably came from an altarpiece and were set beside the statue of the Virgin Mary.
Associated object
Collection
Accession number
A.6-1948

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Record createdJanuary 13, 2004
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