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The Annunciation, from a Mir’at al-quds of Father Jerome Xavier (Spanish, 1549–1617)
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Item Details
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Culture
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, early 17th century
Title
The Annunciation, from a Mir’at al-quds of Father Jerome Xavier (Spanish, 1549–1617)
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Work Type
Manuscript
Date
1602-1604
Material
opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Measurements
Page: 26.2 x 15.4 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/16 in.)
Description
The Annunciation is a familiar scene in European Renaissance and Baroque art that is here interpreted by a painter in a Mughal workshop. Mary had been praying before the arrival of the angel Gabriel. She gazes at him as he kneels reverently and informs her that she will bear the son of God. His wings, forced within the boundary line of the painting field, have been polychromed to convey a mystical impression that identifies him as an otherworldly being. The crown held over Mary’s head refers to her royal bloodline, an important feature in this text.
The text states that Mary was only age 13 1/2 when the angel Gabriel came to her.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
John L. Severance Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
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File Properties
File Name
2005.145.2_full.tif
SSID
24624478

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