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Angel Genuflecting: M.6-1949

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Current Location: In storage


Angel Genuflecting


Production: 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.


History note: E.L. Paget Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 12 October 1949, lot 198; bought by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum (£98)

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.7 cm
Height: 14.6 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


15th Century, second half#
Production date: after AD 1475


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.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Gilt brass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1949
Primary reference Number: 30568
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1949
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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