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Pair of Altar Candlesticks
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Pair of Altar Candlesticks


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Description Both of these candlesticks have three feet formed like winged dragons. In between them, human figures with outstretched arms stand on grotesque heads amidst vine trellises. At the top, small bird-like creatures support the wax pan. The intricate, woven style of this candlestick was widely popular in Belgian, German and English regions.
Provenance Henri de Lannoy (?), Paris; Collection Dietz-Coblenz; Henri Daguerre, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
late 12th century (Medieval)
Medium
gilt bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
VO.56 (54.426, 54.427)
Measurements
54.426 H with prong: 6 9/16 x W at base: 4 1/2 in. (16.6 x 11.5 cm); 54.427 H with prong: 6 7/16 x W at base: 4 5/8 in. (16.3 x 11.8 cm)
Geography
  • Belgium (Place of Discovery)

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