19C French Framed Marble Plaques Pair ft Angels

19C French Framed Marble Plaques Pair ft Angels.



19C French Framed Marble Plaques Pair ft Angels

Nice pair of 19th Century French Marble Plaques in ornate frames…..circa 1890.

Plaques feature a relief picturing Angels and Putti in an Eden type Scene.

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ANGELS: An angel is a primarily spiritual being found in various religions. In Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism, angels are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God or Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence.[1][2] Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.[3] The term "angel" has also been diversed to various notions of spirits or figures found in many other religious traditions. The theological study of angels is known as "angelology".
The word angel (pronounced /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/) in English is a blend of Old English engel (with a hard g) and Old French angele.[5] Both derive from Late Latin angelus "messenger", which in turn was borrowed from Late Greek ἄνγελος ángelos. According to R. S. P. Beekes, ángelos itself may be "an Oriental loan, like ἄγγαρος ['Persian mounted courier']."[6] The word's earliest form is Mycenaean a-ke-ro attested in Linear B syllabic script.[7][8]

The ángelos is the default Septuagint's translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mal’ākh denoting simply "messenger" without specifying its nature. In the Latin Vulgate, however, the meaning becomes bifurcated: when mal’ākh or ángelos is supposed to denote a human messenger, words like nuntius or legatus are applied. If the word refers to some supernatural being, the word angelus appears. Such differentiation has been taken over by later vernacular translations of the Bible, early Christian and Jewish exegetes and eventually modern scholars.

Link; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel

In art, angels are often visually depicted as humans with bird-like wings (which are symbolic for at least most angels) on their back, a halo, robes and various forms of glowing light.


PUTTI:  A putto (Italian: [ˈputto]; plural putti [ˈputti] or puttoes)[1] is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually nude and sometimes winged. A putto is often called a cherub (plural cherubs) although unlike the Biblical cherub (plural cherubim) in form and symbolism: cherubim have four faces of different species and several pairs of wings, and are sacred, whereas putti are secular and represent a non-religious passion.[2][3] However, in the Baroque period of art, the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God.[3] A putto representing a cupid is also called an amorino (plural amorini).

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putto

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19C French Framed Marble Plaques Pair ft Angels.

Provenance: Bought in Europe.

Dimensions: 14.5" x 14.5"

Price: $2,000.00. Sale Price Now: $1,200.00 (Pair)

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19C - Framed French Marble Plaque - Angels