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Cherubim
Artist unidentified

Location: United States

Date: 1900–1925

Materials: Metal, with traces of gold leaf

Dimensions: 12 1/2 × 12 × 10" each

Credit: Gift of Kendra an Allan Daniel

Accession Number: 2015.1.70

Photo credit: José Andrés Ramírez

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Description

Cherubim are angel-like creatures most usually associated with the Ark of the Covenant, a symbol that is central to rituals performed by Freemasons and Odd Fellows. They were placed on top of a replica of the Ark with their extended wing tips touching to form a protective canopy. This pair may have been separated from a larger object. 

Stacy C. Hollander, "Pair of Cherubim," exhibition label for Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2016.


Cherubim
Date: 1900–1925
Artist:
Dimensions: 12 1/2 × 12 × 10" each
Materials: Metal, with traces of gold leaf
Credit Line: Gift of Kendra an Allan Daniel
Place/Region: United States
Accession Number: 2015.1.70
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