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Two Angels and Cherubs Bearing an Icon of Christ

Two Angels and Cherubs Bearing an Icon of Christ

c. 1670-1680

probably by Paolo Naldini

(Italian, 1616–1691)

Terracotta

Overall: 41.9 x 41.9 x 15.3 cm (16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 6 in.)

Sundry Purchase Fund 1971.230

Description

This work is probably a study for a large altarpiece that would have combined several materials, including marble, stucco, and paint. The artist modeled his design in soft clay, which was then hardened by firing; subtle tints suggest the richness of the finished work. The idea of using sculptural figures to support a painted image within an altarpiece was influenced by the work of the Roman sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), with whom Naldini is known to have worked.

See also
Collection: 
Sculpture
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Terracotta
Credit line: 
Sundry Purchase Fund

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