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Annunciation

Bernardo Zenale

Gabriel announces the birth of Christ to Mary, but he is not alone. Above the pair we see numerous angles and the Archangels Jehudiel and Barachiel kneeling, The unusual scene is based on the Apocalypsis Nova, a work circulating at a time of renewal in the Church supported by the King of France, who had conquered Milan. In the background, The Fall of Man and Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise based on engravings by Dürer remind us that Jesus was born to redeem that sin.

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AUTHOR Bernardo Zenale
DATE c. 1523
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 265 x 165
INVENTORY 456
ROOM XI
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