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  • Statuette of Saint Agnes after Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), third quarter of 17th century
    Cast after a terracotta sketch–model for one of the statues over the colonnades of Saint Peter's Square, Rome
    Bronze, brown natural patina, traces of red–gold lacquer; H. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm)
    Bequest of Vivian W. Lehman, 1978 (1978.202)

    The saint is shown standing, her gaze lifted to heaven to emphasize her ecstatic expression. She wears a robe and heavy cloak and holds a palm symbolizing her martyrdom. A lamb, symbol of Saint Agnes, is depicted crouching at her feet.

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  • Statuette of Saint Agnes after Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), third quarter of 17th century
    Cast after a terracotta sketch-model for one of the statues over the colonnades of Saint Peter's Square, Rome
    Bronze, brown natural patina, traces of red-gold lacquer; H. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm)
    Bequest of Vivian W. Lehman, 1978 (1978.202)

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