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Annunciation to the Virgin (fol. 39r)

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Annunciation to the Virgin (fol. 39r)
  • Description:

    The miniature depicts Angel Gabriel announcing the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary. Gabriel, with green and orange wings, holds a scroll that reads "Aue gracia plena dominus tecum" (abbreviated and only partly in view). God, wearing a triple tiara, blesses the scene from the window. The Holy Ghost, in the form of a dove, descends from God. Mary kneels under a pink canopy, by a small table on which a book lies open. There is a pot of lilies between the two figures. The border is decorated with a grotesque, small animals, strawberries and flowers.

    Context: Hours of the Virgin: Matins: Domine labia mea aperies

  • Date range: [ca. 1440-1460]
  • Date: 1450
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 19:34
  • Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 14:06