Angel - Item #668
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Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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.
Museum/Location: Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua
Origin: Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua
Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1447-1450
1911 Catalog ID # - 8404A
DK Eyewitness Travel. "Basilica di Sant'Antonio." DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy. Penguin, 2015, pp. 162. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=VoUgCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.
"The Presbitery and Main Altar." Saint Anthony of Padua, http://www.santantonio.org/en/content/presbitery-and-main-altar.
"Works in the Basilica di Sant'Antonio in Padua." Web Gallery of Art, https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/donatell/2_mature/padova/index.html.