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putto (altar angle)
  • Johann Baptist Straub
    1704–1784
    born: Wiesensteig, Germany ; died: Munich, Germany
  • putto (altar angle), circa 1740
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • wood
  • Object Height: 55.9 cm
    Object Height: 22 in
  • Gift of Edward R. Lubin
  • Not on display
  • 1965.0020
Description

Polychromed and gilt, carved fully in the round. Wingless figure, nude except for gilt loincloth. The figure's right arm is extended forward, left arm raised. The head is turned slightly to the right. Peach colored polychromy on exposed skin areas, deeper color on knees and cheeks, gray-brown hair, black and blue eyes, gilt loincloth.