Citation"Pedestal with Cherubs and the Arms of Pope Urban VIII
(Unidentified Artist)(Possibly School of Francesco Borromini)(Possibly attributable to Gian Lorenzo Bernini) , 1961.158,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 25, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/228054.
Reuse via IIIF
The image of this golden pedestal is in grayscale. It is polished, four-sided, and ornately carved, with a small top and a larger base. Below the top platform is the head of a cherub, surrounded by feather-like shapes and scrolls. Below this the column narrows and then widens again. Cherubs with upturned faces and open mouths, surrounded by feathers, are positioned on the right and left side of this section. In the center of this part of the pedestal is a shield-shaped coat of arms featuring three bees. Below the coat of arms is a detail resembling flower buds.