About this artwork
This magnificent altar set, made by the Roman Rococo goldsmith Leandro Gagliardi, is comprised of statuettes of four apostles—Saints Andrew, John, Peter, and Paul; four candlesticks; a crucifix; and three frames to hold cards indicating the part of the Mass being performed. The altar set was made for Flavio Chigi (1711–1771) and bears the Chigi and Albani coats of arms. It might have been intended for use in the family chapel of the Palazzo Chigi in the Piazza Colonna, Rome.
- Leandro Gagliardi
- Cross with Corpus
- Gilt bronze
- 95.3 × 31.4 cm (37 1/2 × 12 3/8 in.)
- Mary Waller Langhorne Endowment