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Angels of Italy

Pair of antique hand painted and gilded wooden panels depicting angels. Originating from Italy, these pieces date from the 18th Century, and were displayed recently in an initiative called 'Art in Progress Lab' in Piacenza (see labels on the rear), which brings the high arts to the masses. Various museums would display antique, vintage and contemporary art pieces in glass cubes in a shopping centre. These panels were part of a much larger piece installed in a church that was damaged many years ago, but the angels were saved. The painted surfaces have a later varnish to protect the original paint.

Each piece measures: 80cm tall x 28cm wide x 1.5cm thick