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Angel Holding a Candlestick: M.10-1943

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Angel Holding a Candlestick


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Angel holding a candlestick, wood, carved in the round, with many traces of the original polychromy, especially the blue of the mantle. The angel kneels on the left knee and, holding the candlestick with both hands, rests it on the right knee. The figure is in contraposto, looking to the right. The angel's mantle has a hood with a tassel that hangs down the back.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Depth: 15.2 cm
Height: 33 cm
Width: 22.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


Last quarter of 15th century
Circa 1470 CE - 1500 CE


South German, Upper Rhine

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint ( traces of polychrome exist)

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in the round, with many traces of the original polychromy, especially the blue

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1943
Primary reference Number: 30370
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1943
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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