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The angel was sculpted by the Italian born artist Adolfo Apolloni, (1855 - 1923), who sculpted several other funerary monuments, found both in the United States and Italy. His name appears on the eastern side of the base of the angel, along with the word "Roma"One of his better known sculptures is Winged Victory on the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.
The base of the angel also identifies that it was made at "G. Nisini Fuse" which is deemed as one of Italy's finest 19th century bronze foundries.
The words "Ego Sum Resurrectio Et Vita" are inscribed in the granite base, and translated from Latin as "I am the Resurrection and the Life."
The "G. Nisini Fuse" inscription at the western facing base of the angel.
The angel is exquisite! Notice the realistic detail of the feathers in her wings and the delicate draping of her gauzy robes.
A view of the back of the angel's flowing robes.
I thought it's beauty and message of Ressurection would be perfect for Easter week's "Mosaic Monday." Please visit Mary at The Little Red House blog today to view her lovely Easter mosaic and see the list of links to all the blogs that are participating in the weekly event.