Henry VIII sculpture

Circa 1520 - 1540

W 6" × H 15 3/4" (with base 19 1/2") × D 8"

Stock # Marh2372


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Henry VIII oak sculpture of a winged angel, with original polychrome.

In Tudor England, angels were understood to be intermediaries between God and women and men, and they also carried out a range of other functions on Earth. They delivered messages, protected the godly, carried souls to heaven after death, punished sinners, and were responsible for carrying out God’s will on Earth.