Giuseppe Torretti
The Archangel Gabriel

Church of Santa Maria Assunta ("The Gesuiti"), Venice

The figure is identified as Gabriel by an inscription in the base (not shown). It is one of four monumental statues of archangels flanking the east end of the nave. From early times Gabriel's attribute was a clipeus bearing a likeness or symbol of Christ. This clipeus is blank, but perhaps it was not always so.

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See the other three statues in the set: Raphael, Michael, and Sealtiel.

Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.