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Altar candlestick

Date:
last quarter 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Carved, painted, and gilt poplar
Dimensions:
confirmed: 44 1/2 × 13 × 13 in. (113 × 33 × 33 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.157.3
Not on view
The slender architecturally conceived form is influenced by contemporary goldsmiths' designs, which are also reflected in the contrast of the gilding and the paint-a bright blue that has turned almost black-in imitation of gilt silver and blue enamel.
[ Stefano Bardini (until 1913; sold to MMA) ]
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