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Lot 132c, Auction 12/5/2017: 17th C. European Baroque Gessoed Wood Cherub / Angel

Europe, Baroque, ca. 17th century CE. A finely carved, painted, and gessoed cherub or angel with a theatrical presence characteristic of the Baroque period. Most likely intended as an architectural decoration, this cherub boasts elaborately hand-carved wings, facial features, and a wavy coiffure, all nicely polychromed. A richly symbolic piece! Size: 10" W x 10" H (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)

Condition: Age cracks and minor surface losses as shown. Possible repair to wings.

Provenance: Ex - Harell collection, Washington State

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