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Painted and gilded wood
Overall: 55.9 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm (22 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1971.8
These airborne cherubs probably formed part of the decorations crowning an church altar. One of the putti holds a heart, which would originally have included a flame (now lost). An expression of religious fervor, the burning heart also referenced the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which in Christian imagery symbolized Christ’s love for humanity.
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