The Annunciation

Egg tempera on wood | 68.6 x 152.7cm | c. 1450-3

Fra Filippo Lippi

The Archangel Gabriel, huge peacock-feather wings outstretched behind him, kneels in front of the Virgin Mary, his head bowed in reverence. He has arrived with the news that she will conceive a child, Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost.

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