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Textile Fragment with the Annunciation

Overall: 23.2 x 47.6 cm (9 1/8 x 18 3/4 in.); Mounted: 28.6 x 53.3 cm (11 1/4 x 21 in.)
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The motif shown here depicts the Virgin Mary and the angel Gabriel in a repeating sequence. Both figures kneel above a bed of flowers while a dove representing the Holy Ghost hovers above. The ground of this luxury silk, woven with highlights of gold thread, is now a faded blue. Its original purpose is not clear, but it may have originally been part of an altar frontal or possibly an ecclesiastical cope, or cape.
Textile Fragment with the Annunciation

Textile Fragment with the Annunciation



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