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Angel

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Austria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1710-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilded limewood

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased under the Bequest of Captain H.B. Murray

  • Museum number:

    A.6-1948

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case WN

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.

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.

Place of Origin

Austria (made)

Date

ca. 1710-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilded limewood

Descriptive line

Gilded limewood angel, probably from an altarpiece, Austrian, ca. 1710-20

Materials

Limewood

Techniques

Carving; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Angel

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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