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Pair of Candelabra in the Form of Kneeling Angels

The Morgan Library and Museum

New York, NY

Artist Unknown

Year: 16th century

Type of Work: Painting

Material: Polychromed wood

Description: These carved and painted figures, with inserted wings, show the influence of the early Renaissance Florentine sculptors Benedetto da Maiano (1442–1492) and Andrea della Robbia (1435–1525). Such angels originally would have decorated an altar or the mantel of a tomb.

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906. AZ026.1-.2.
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