SIMONE MARTINI Annunciation, 1333

MARTINI, Simone Annunciation, 1333

Tempera on wood, 184 x 210 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

On the gold background the figures of Angel Gabriel and the Virgin enhances Gothic line, without narrative details: just the central pot with lilies, symbolizing Mary's purity, and the olive branch. The golden relief inscription starting from the Angel's mouth contains beginning words of the Annunciation.

Tags: angel, archangel, annunciation, lilies, mary, withdrawing, fear, afraid, branch, martini, memmi

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