Monday, June 1, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


It is not entirely clear that this actually is an Annunciation, although many of the usual features are in the image (Mary at prayer beneath a canopy, the arriving angel and rays of light from Heaven and then from the angel), but other typical features are absent (lily or staff, the words "Hail Mary," a dove or clear representation of the mystery at hand). The words below the image are the opening verse of the Divine Office, "God [come] to [my] assistance," which would be expected in a Book of Hours.


By the Master of Guillaume Lambert (French, active about 1475 - 1485), from the J. Paul Getty Museum Open Content Program.
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