18th century Italian gold leaf angel wing with rutile quartz crystals on natural-forming aragonite. The hand-carved angel wing was once part of a heavenly, angelic depiction in a historic church in Tuscany.
The aragonite is from Morocco and is known for this particular type of crystalized formations. The mineral emulates a cloud which is compliments the 18th century Italian gilded angel wing. The rutile quartz crystals are adorned on the base and aspects of the wing and the gold of the rutile perfectly matches the original gilded 18th century Italian artifact. Rutilated quartz is a rare type of quartz that contains inclusions of rutile which look like gold needles intersecting through the crystal quartz.
The Italian angel wing has been put together with the natural elements to create a sculptural work of old and new - creating a piece of historic and organic significance.
Size: 26" high x 13" wide x 11" deep
Weight: 30 lbs