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PD0498

Angel Candleholder
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 17th-18th century
Material: Wood
Dimensions (cm): 124,5 x Ø 107
Inv. no.: PD0499

Angel candleholders, with or without wings, portray human characteristics and were commonly produced in pairs so one countered the other.

These pieces were commonly placed close to the entrance of a sanctuary – inviting believers to participate in the Liturgy – or they were set to illuminate the altar in order to emphasize the solemnity of the Service.

Objeto museológico (PDB)