The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Purchased from Signor Stiattesi in 1864 together with museum no. 1864-8 for £2 (50 francs)

Original:

The Annunciation
Orcagna (Andrea di Cione) (about 1315/20-about 1368)
Documented 1352-60
Marble
On the tabernacle in the church of Or San Michele, Florence, Italy

This is one of a series of reliefs depicting scenes from the Life of the Virgin which are set around the base of Orcagna's tabernacle in Or San Michele, interspersed with hexagonal reliefs of the Virtues.