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This particularly fine pair of marble cherubim is a superb example of Louis XV period sculpture. The figure of the cherub has been a popular motif in practically all periods of Western art, but perhaps none more so than the Rococo. The present pair, produced at the height of the Rococo, is thus an important example of the cherub in art.
Each sculpture depicts a seated cherub, one cherub holding a cornucopia—a horn filled with an abundance of fruit, flowers, and the bounty of harvest—and the other cherub seated on a superbly rendered piece of drapery. The sculptures are especially finely carved, with fine and subtle detailing abounding, such as the drapery the cherubim wear, their locks of hair, and their fleshy bodies.
The large sculptures are carved from wonderfully veined white-grey marble.
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