Monday, September 4, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Reduced to the barest minimum: This German Annunciation has no outdoor or indoor setting, no furnishings, no other context for us than the simple words on the ribbons held in the left hand of each: "Ave, Gratia Plena..." and "Ecce Ancilla Domini..."  The almost 1,000 year old image comes from a psalter in the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum.


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