Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila

ca. 1660/70, Artist: Tommaso Amantini



Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila

The clay relief shows the ecstatic vision of St. Teresa of Ávila, which she experienced during prayer: an angel appears, who strikes her heart with the arrow of divine love. The composition is modelled on a marble group of the same subject, which the most famous sculptor of the Roman high Baroque, Gianlorenzo Bernini, created around 1650 for the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXIII

Object data

Object Name

Relief; clay sculpture




ca. 1660/70


Tommaso Amantini (1625 Urbania - Urbino 1675) - GND




H. 63 cm, B. 32 cm


Tomas Amantinus Urbanium F.

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 7513

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