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Angel Holding a Shield

Antonio Rizzo Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 504

Antonio Rizzo was the main competitor to Pietro Lombardo and his sons in late fifteenth-century Venice. This standing angel holding a shield was carved in low relief with an extraordinary refinement that depends on the nuanced interplay between line and three-dimensional form. This work may have been one of a pair of angel reliefs that perhaps flanked a doorway to a house in Venice.

[Peter J. Bell, 2015]

Angel Holding a Shield, Antonio Rizzo (Italian, Verona before 1440–1499 or later), Marble, Italian, Venice

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