Virgin Mary

Annunciation - Sassoferrato

     This image, by G. Sassoferrato, shows the Archangel Gabriel appearing to Our Lady in her room in Nazareth, asking her to be the Mother of Jesus Christ. Mary kneels in her room, still holding the book she was reading before the angel appeared. The Virgin's cat sleeps, curled up on the bed. The Angel Gabriel kneels before the Virgin Mary, stretching his right hand towards her and holding a stalk of lilies in his left hand.

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