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Attributed to Spanish School , Cherub Holding a Cross

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Title Cherub Holding a Cross
Collection Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Chorley
Artist Attributed to Spanish School
Date Earliest about 1600
Date Latest about 1700
Description A cherub with red billowing drapes holds a tall narrow cross and rests his foot on what looks like a human skull. The inclusion of an hourglass and an orb indicates that the image was intended as an allegory on the theme of mortality and the need for redemption.
Current Accession Number CHOAH:1922:267
Subject religion (cherub); allegory (mortality)
Measurements 72 x 60 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by R. A. Tatton 1922.
Rights Owner Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard



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