18th Century Italian Baroque Earthenware Pity
A stunning Italian Polychrome Earthenware Pity dating back to 18th century of Bolognese circle of the master Angelo Gabriello Piò, Bologna 1690-1770, dating back to the first quarter of 18th century, in good age related condition, with minor restorations, a terracotta group with beautiful, original polychromy and spectacular anatomy of the body of Christ. This antique terracotta pieta stands on shaped green and gilt poplar base.
The Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of the most famous Renaissance Old Master artworks and has surely inspired this statue which shows Mary Magdalene holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross, but before he was placed in the tomb.
This antique Baroque sculpture comes from a Milanese private collection, it has been restored near the symbols of passion on the base: cracks have been re-glued and bound from below, see closed-up pictures. Two fingers of Christ’s left hand have been replaced.
Listed size refers to the group on the wooden basement measuring cm. 5 height by 71 width by 36 depth.
The terracotta sculpture only measures:
Measures: Height 36 cm by width: 59 cm by depth 35 cm
height: 36 cm
width: 59 cm
depth: 35 cm
A pair of antique Italian Angels, two Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères dating back to late 17th century and coming from an private villa of Siena, a Tuscan city in Central Italy. This rare pair of hand-carved, painted and gilded Cembran pinewood sculptures represent two standing angels figures,with long curled hairs showing a deep carving and excellent gilding, holding a cornucopia, symbol of abundance and prosperity. Both candelabra sculptures raising on stepped and squared armorial bases, with the brotherhood symbol, a kind of symbol of the Golgotha drawn in white tempera. They are also adorned with a blue and red polychrome cloth under a gilded robe.
Overall good and original conditions, wear consistent with use and four centuries of age, wings and one arm missing. In the past, this antique statues have been probably used as lamps. Period: 1600
Height: 70.5 cm - 27,76 inches Width: 17 cm - 6,70 inches Depth: 13 cm - 5 1/8 inch