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  • Angel with cornucopia

    Archconfraternity M. SS. of the Rosary  -  Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace



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    Angel with cornucopia - (Calabria)

    • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

      Foundation year: 1401

      City: Catanzaro

      Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

      Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Statue, wooden angel in pairs

      Title: Angel with cornucopia

      Dimensions: h 130 cm

      Year of execution: XVIII century.

      Author (with year of birth and death): Unknown

      Brief description of the work and of the author profile: The two angels in flight represented specularly are made in the round and in wood. The complexion and the cornucopia are ivory in color while the hair, the fluttering drape, the wings and the band that wraps the cornucopia with the apical part are covered in pure gold. The angels are in the attitude of flying and despite the abundant anatomical shapes they give the sense of being light and suspended in the air. They appear in their original state and with some loss of the coating film both in the complexion and in the pure gold. There are evident traces caused by the thalli on the toes. The current use is in the use of lamp holders with the addition of a frosted white glass bubble.

      Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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