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Angel with the Crown of Thorns

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Italian (Naples, Italy 1598 - 1680 Rome, Italy)
Angel with the Crown of Thorns, c. 1668
Alternate Title: Angel with Crown of Thorns
Sculpture
Italian
,
17th century
Creation Place: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Terracotta
45 x 22.8 x 21.4 cm (17 11/16 x 9 x 8 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing and Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Funds
, 1937.57
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
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Provenance
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome, Italy, Sold to Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee, 1905. Piancastelli was the curator of the Galleria Borghese.
Mrs. Edward D. (Mary B.) Brandegee, 1905, Sold to Fogg Art Museum, 1937.
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Exhibition History
In Memoriam: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1980 - 10/15/1980
Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sketches in Clay, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2007 - 12/15/2007
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/03/2012 - 01/06/2013; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 02/03/2013 - 05/05/2013