Date: ca. 1275–1300
Geography: Made in Artois, France
Medium: Oak with traces of paint
Dimensions: 29 1/2 in. × 7 in. × 7 11/16 in. (75 × 17.8 × 19.5 cm)
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1952
Accession Number: 52.33.1
This figure, along with its pair (acc. no. 52.33.2) probably once held either candlesticks or instruments of the Passion. Deriving in style from the smiling angels on the west facade of Reims Cathedral, such works were placed around an altar. They stood on top of small columns that supported rods on which curtains were hung. The angels were originally painted in rich colors and gold. Their upward trailing wings are now lost.