Pricket Candlestick with Fantastic Creatures

South Netherlandish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Three hybrid winged creatures emerge from abstract feet to form these candlesticks. Their appearance suggests that the artist intended to symbolize the ability of light to chase away the powers of darkness.

Pricket Candlestick with Fantastic Creatures, Gilt-copper alloy, rock crystal, South Netherlandish

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