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Monstrance with Angel Standing on Clouds
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Monstrance with Angel Standing on Clouds


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Description A monstrance is a container for the Host, the Communion wafer that, when consecrated during the Mass, is believed to become the real body of Christ. Here, an angel on a cloud raises aloft the frame that once supported the Host. The sheaves of wheat and the grapes among the clouds of the frame are symbols of the body (bread from the wheat) and blood (wine from the grapes) of Christ.
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Date Description Narrative
8/01/1958Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/04/1963Treatmentcleaned; coated; reconstructed
Provenance F. Ongania, Venice [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1700-1750
Medium
silver, gilded metal, amethyst, and quartz
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.869
Measurements
31 1/2 in. (80 cm)
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