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A Seraph

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Description Together with 37.620A-E, this panel of a seraph, or six-winged angel, comes from the frame of a monumental polyptych, or multi-paneled altarpiece, by Niccolò da Foligno, one of the foremost painters in the Central Italian regions of Umbria and the Marches in the mid- to late 1400s. This panel was installed beneath the one of the pinnacles (crowning elements) of one of the central panels. The other panels from the altarpiece to which the Walters panels belonged remains lost or unidentified. For an intact altarpiece by Niccolò da Foligno with a similar set of pinnacles, see the example at the Vatican Picture Gallery in Rome.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1881 catalogue: no. 171; 1897 catalogue: no. 27]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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ca. 1470 (Renaissance)
tempera and gold leaf on wood panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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Approx. painted surface H: 5 5/8 x W: 4 1/2 in. (14.3 x 11.4 cm); Approx. panel H: 9 13/16 x W: 7 13/16 x D: 11/16 in. (24.9 x 19.9 x 1.8 cm)
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