Author: Gerolamo Campagna

Dating: 1618

Century: 17th century

Material: Bronze

Location: Altar of the Great School of Santa Maria del Carmelo (third right altar); in the plan No. 7


Placed at the ends of the balustrade and characterized by a particular compositional and execution refinement, the two angels were commissioned to the artist in 1617. They support large cornucopias containing flowers and fruits, on which the ceremonial candle holder is inserted. With timid, slightly lowered gazes, the two young winged figures bow their heads, adorned with splendid curly hair. They assume the same position: one knee rests on the ground, covered by the garment; the other, naked, is bent forward. Despite the compositional idealization, the two angels appear very realistic and expressive.