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Angel Genuflecting

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Angel Genuflecting


Unknown uncertain

Unknown uncertain

Unknown uncertain






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.

Production Notes

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.

Production Place

France (country)



Technique Description

gilt brass


height: (whole): 14.6 cm


2nd half 15th century


after 1475


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1949 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

12th October 1949: Paget Collection (sale catalogue no. 198)

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


  1. (1950) Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Forty-first Annual Report, for the Year 1949, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: p. 2]
    [comments: Publ. Illustrated, front cover, see also p. 2]
  2. Avery, Victoria (2002) Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London: Gli Ori [page: p. 322]
    [comments: Publ. p. 322, checking no. 77]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.6-1949 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 30568; Input Date: 2001-06-20 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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