PAIR OF ANGELS WITH CORNUCOPIAS
sculpted, partially gilded and polychrome painted wood
The combination of Michelangelesque elements, found in the faces and in certain anatomic details of these two festive angels with cornucopias, a known symbol of abundance, seem to coexist with late mannerist elements. The sinuous twisting of their bodies, the multifaceted and dynamic draperies indicate that this work was likely made at the close of the sixteenth century, in central Italy.
Central Italy, end of the 16th century
cm 150 ca. height, cm 165 with the base