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Paschal Candlestick


Paschal Candlestick
Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa
18th Century
Wood, gilt
Dimensions: 127 x 53 cms
Conservation Cost : Rs. 9,000

Carved paschal candlestick standing on a triangular base whose rolled feet are decorated in acanthus leaves and other foliage, which continues up the conical trunk in garlands and festoons, flanking the masks and scallop shells at the centre of the composition. The shaft has a bell shaped opening with respective candle guard at the top. The five levels marked by bottlenecks are adorned with masks, gadroons, acanthus leaves, coiling premolars, pearl patterns and other leaf and flower motifs.
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