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Antique Italian Painted Walnut Sculpture of Boy Angel Putto Italy circa 1850

A large antique Italian hand-carved and painted walnut sculpture circa 1850 of a boy angel, commonly known as a "putto", holding aloft a torch and encircled with a gilded ribbon and drapery for modesty. He is standing on the traditional rocky ground as usual for these pieces. Originally from the era of the baroque, these figures are seen in paintings and sculptures as heralds and bearers of joyful news.

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DIMENSIONS

13.00" w x 11.50" d x 40.75" h

33.02cm w x 29.21cm d x 103.51cm h

$5,612.00

A large antique Italian hand-carved and painted walnut sculpture circa 1850 of a boy angel, commonly known as a "putto" holding aloft a torch and encircled with a gilded ribbon and drapery for modesty. He is standing on the traditional rocky ground as usual for these pieces. Originally from the era of the baroque, these figures are seen in paintings and sculptures as heralds and bearers of joyful news. When they were created in the 1600's and 1700's the figures were naked, but the prevailing taste in the 19th century was for any reference to sex to be covered.