"Carte Gloria" Frame

A work made of gilt bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gilt bronze.

Date:

1765/66

Artist:

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.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 215

Artist

Leandro Gagliardi

Title

"Carte Gloria" Frame

Origin

Italy

Date

1765–1766

Medium

Gilt bronze

Dimensions

32.4 × 23.3 cm (12 3/4 × 9 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1972.5

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