Candlestick Supported by Putti

Workshop of Niccolò Roccatagliata Italian
(son of Nicolo Roccatagliata) Sebastiano Nicolini

Not on view

This candlestick (part of a pair with 1975.1.1380) may have been used in an ecclesiastical setting. One of the roundels between their legs contains a cross, while another contains the figure of a saint. The attributes of the saint—an open book and the IHS monogram—suggest that he can be identified as Saint Bernardino of Siena, an influential fifteenth-century Franciscan preacher who was canonized in 1450. Although the coat of arms in the third roundel has not yet been linked with a specific family, they are probably those of the family who commissioned the pair.

Candlestick Supported by Putti, Workshop of Niccolò Roccatagliata (Italian, born Genoa, active 1593–1636), Copper alloy,  with a black lacquer or wax patina.

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