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Annunciation to the Virgin (fol. 86v)

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Annunciation to the Virgin (fol. 86v)
  • Description:

    The miniature depicts the angel Gabriel announcing the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary. Gabriel holds a sceptre and wears a coronet with a cross. Mary kneels by a small altar, under a green canopy. A prayer book with rubrics painted in red lies open on the altar. The Holy Ghost in form of a dove descends upon the Virgin inside a sun-burst halo, and a group of angels gather behind the canopy. The scene is depicted inside a building in the style of late gothic architecture. The full border is decorated with pinks, pea flowers, speedwells, columbines, irises, pimpernel, strawberries, butterflies and a fly.

    Context: Hours of the Virgin: Matins

  • Date range: [ca. 1490 and ca. 1500-1510]
  • Date: 1500
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 20:18
  • Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 20:18