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"Carte Gloria" Frame

A work made of gilt bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gilt bronze.




Italy, Rome
Leandro Gagliardi (Italian, 1729-1798)

About this artwork

This magnificent altar set, made by the Roman Rococo goldsmith Leandro Gagliardi, is comprised of statuettes of four apostles—Saints Andrew, John, Peter, and Paul; four candlesticks; a crucifix; and three frames to hold cards indicating the part of the Mass being performed. The altar set was made for Flavio Chigi (1711–1771) and bears the Chigi and Albani coats of arms. It might have been intended for use in the family chapel of the Palazzo Chigi in the Piazza Colonna, Rome.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Leandro Gagliardi


"Carte Gloria" Frame


Italy (Object made in)

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Gilt bronze


32.4 × 23.3 cm (12 3/4 × 9 3/16 in.)

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Gift of The Antiquarian Society

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