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Statuette of Angel

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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...

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Provenance

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

Figure from an Annunciation

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

53.458

Medium or Technique

Lead (97.7% lead, 2.3% tin)

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Europe

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