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Trumpeting angel

Italian (Florence)
about 1450


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

8.57 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.760

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze with traces of gilding. Winged angel sounding double pipes held in two hands. Drape and long locks of hair flow out behind. Right leg bent and extending forward; left leg pushing back. Right leg broken off below calf. Based on classical “Victory” prototype. From religious object, as a Cross or a Reliquary shrine.

Provenance

By 1967, Riccardi Ariodante, Florence; 1967, sold by Ariodante to the MFA. (Accession date: September 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund