ADVENT ANGEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Advent Calendar Day 11

 
Angel of the Annunciation

Angel of the Annunciation

This tiny tempera painting, just 6.5cm across, from the studio of Andrea Orcagna (c. 1315–1368) probably came from the altar of a church.

It shows the Angel of the Annunciation, from the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.

The painting is one of a pair, the other showing the Virgin of the Annunciation.


Angel of the Annunciation
Studio of Andrea Orcagna (c. 1315/1320 - 1368)

Tempera & gilding on panel
6.5 x 6.5 cm
WA1899.5

 

Virgin of the Annunciation

 

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