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Melozzo da Forli: Angel Musician Holiday Cards

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Description

Strumming his lute with a solemn gaze, this delicately painted angel was part of a fresco (ca. 1480) by Melozzo da Forli (Italian, 14381494), painted for the Church of the SS Apostoli in Rome. The original fresco shows the angel heralding the birth of the Savior with his music. Our card captures the beauty of this elegant seraph, and accentuates the figure with a gold foil- stamped halo. Greeting: Joy to the World.

Produced in cooperation with the Vatican Museums and Archives, Vatican City.

15 foil-stamped cards and 15 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.

  • 15 foil-stamped cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
  • Greeting: Joy to the World

Art History

The image of the angel playing the lute was part of the old decoration of the apse of the Church of the SS Apostoli in Rome, illustrating the Ascension of Christ. The fresco, which was destroyed in 1711, was painted by Melozzo da Forli (Italian, 14381494) around 1480, shortly after the works of restoration on the church for cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, the future Pope Julius II (pontiff from 1503 to 1513).

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Description

Strumming his lute with a solemn gaze, this delicately painted angel was part of a fresco (ca. 1480) by Melozzo da Forli (Italian, 14381494), painted for the Church of the SS Apostoli in Rome. The original fresco shows the angel heralding the birth of the Savior with his music. Our card captures the beauty of this elegant seraph, and accentuates the figure with a gold foil- stamped halo. Greeting: Joy to the World.

Produced in cooperation with the Vatican Museums and Archives, Vatican City.

15 foil-stamped cards and 15 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.





  • 15 foil-stamped cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
  • Greeting: Joy to the World




Art History

The image of the angel playing the lute was part of the old decoration of the apse of the Church of the SS Apostoli in Rome, illustrating the Ascension of Christ. The fresco, which was destroyed in 1711, was painted by Melozzo da Forli (Italian, 14381494) around 1480, shortly after the works of restoration on the church for cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, the future Pope Julius II (pontiff from 1503 to 1513).


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