The Annunciation

South Netherlandish

On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 19

Draped in rich ecclesiastical vestments, the archangel Gabriel greets Mary with the words “Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee” (Luke 1:28) inscribed on a scroll. The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descends on the Virgin, who will become the mother of Jesus.

The Annunciation, Wool warp, wool and silk wefts, South Netherlandish

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