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Flying Angel

Flying Angel (no wings) from Gethsemane Group. Polychromed wood, Holds Chalice in both hands. Flower fillet on curly hair, belted red overblouse, swirling blue skirts, bare feet. Paint flaking. Iron loop at back for stand to velvet block.


By 1962, Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Brookline, MA; 1963, bequest of Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser

German (Lower Bavaria), 1530–40

Object Place

Lower Bavaria, Germany

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Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood