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Angel - Item #668

$ 215.00



19.75 Inches High x 8.5 Inches Wide x 3 Inches Deep

A delightful angel with a lyre from the High Altar of St. Anthony. It is part of the group called "Altare del Santo" that was created around 1447-1450. The group is comprised of twenty-nine pieces of bronze sculpture that includes twelve reliefs with angels singing and playing instruments such as this one. The altar was dismantled at the end of the 16th century, and the present altar was assembled in 1895 as a reconstruction of Donatello's altar. As the original arrangement was not recorded, the current altar may not be arranged exactly as Donatello had intended. Inscribed on the top left in the frame is the cast's old P.P. Caproni and Brother number, 8404A.


Artist: Donatello

Museum/Location: Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua

Origin: Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua

Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1447-1450

1911 Catalog ID # - 8404A



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