Statuette of Angel

Figure from an Annunciation

German or Swiss
Medieval (Gothic)
late 15th–early 16th century


3.7 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lead (97.7% lead, 2.3% tin)

Not On View





Set with 53.457. Angel on hexagonal bases. Solid cast in one piece. Genuflecting in three-quarter pose, the angel wears an alb finely pleated on top and with broad angular folds at the bottom; slightly bent arms are held out in front. One angel (of set of two: 53.457 and 53.458) has a cincture around the waist and holds an open book that rests on his knee. There is no trace of wings.


By 1953, with Rudolf Berliner, Munich and Providence, Rhode Island; 1953, sold by Berliner to the MFA. (Accession date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund