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Angel

Date:
ca. 1460–80
Geography:
Made in Rhine Valley
Culture:
German
Medium:
Wood, gilded and painted
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 in. (41.3 x 21.6 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, 1931
Accession Number:
31.33.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
This wingless angel playing a dulcimer probably accompanied an angelic orchestra in a scene such as the Assumption or the Coronation of the Virgin. The angel originally held hammers for hitting the strings.
Gwynne M. Andrews, New York (until 1931)
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