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Angel, genuflecting, in gilt brass. The angel bends forward, genuflecting with the right knee which nearly touches the ground. The head is bent slightly to the right and the left arm is raised - the left hand is held in front of the body as if holding something. The gesture of the right hand is also meaningless unless it once held the end of some object. The area between the shoulder blades is dented and the slots for attaching the wings remain.
French? Italian? Flemish?
Possibly from an Annunciation group, though the gesture of the right hand and the glance suggest a Nativity scene or an angel of the Passion.
height: (whole): 14.6
2nd half 15th century
Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.6-1949 (Applied Arts)