THE ANNUNCIATION

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RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY

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THE ANNUNCIATION

RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY

Of oval shape, Archangel Gabriel advancing from the left, bending forward and raising his right hand in benediction, the Mother of God seated on a backless throne, her body rendered in a serpentine manner as she turns back to look at the angel, the episode depicted against a dense architectural landscape, the saturated brown colour of the Mother of God's maphorion and the deep blues standing out against the pastel colours of the rest of the representation

25? x 22? in. (65.5 x 56.5 cm)