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image of The Annunciation Masolino da Panicale (artist)
Florentine, c. 1383 - 1435 or after
The Annunciation, c. 1423/1424
tempera (and possibly oil glazes) on panel
overall: 148.8 x 115.1 cm (58 9/16 x 45 5/16 in.) framed: 181 x 165.1 x 11.1 cm (71 1/4 x 65 x 4 3/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.16
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From the Tour: The Early Renaissance in Florence
Object 1 of 8

Inscription

on the Virgin's prayerbook: virgo / [c]oncipiet / [e]t p[a]ri[et] / fili[um et vocabitur nomen eius] em[m]anuel / butirum et / mel come / dit u[t] fiat / [rep]roba[re] (Propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum. Ecce virgo concipiet, et pariet filium, et vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel. Butyrum et mel comedet, ut sciat reprobare malum, et eligere bonum; from Isaiah 7:14-15)

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