This is an unintentional collection. As I wander around Venice looking for shrines, I also take photos of any angels I see but it wasn't until I got home that I realized there was a recurring theme with many of them....the finger pointing at the scroll.
This one is in the sestiere of San Marco, by the bridge behind the church of Santa Maria del Giglio.
My favorite, this one is on the side of the church of SS. Maria e Donato on the island of Murano. Check out the two dragons underneath and the lion sticking out his tongue.
In Campo Santa Margherita, perhaps from the deconsecrated church.
In San Marco, not far from the deconsecrated church of San Beneto and the Fortuny Museum.
Close to Santa Maria dei Miracoli, this one came from the demolished church of Santa Maria Nova
This one is missing its nose and is by the entrance to the Diocesan Museum and the cloisters of Sant' Apollonia.
And I've posted this one before but just to make the collection complete....this one is over the door of the campanile of the church of San Stae.
And here's a new one I found in November 2010. AnnaLivia gave me a head's up about this one on Giudecca and I found it.
I wasn't sure who this angel is so I wrote to Jayne Howard Feldman who has written several books about angels. She told me that it's Archangel Gabriel, the Annunciation angel who brought the good news to Mary and that pointing at the scroll is another way of announcing the "good news."
I saw another one inside the church of San Giovanni Evangelista but I didn't get a photo. I wonder how many more of them there are...