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dc.contributor.authorunknown artisten_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T15:55:56Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T15:55:56Z
dc.date.createdc. 1400?en_US
dc.identifier.citationMariagiulia Burresi, ed., Sacre passioni: Scultura lignea a Pisa dal XII al XV secolo (Pisa: Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, 2000), 225-7.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24596
dc.descriptionMuseo di San Matteo, Pisa; San Domenico, Pisaen_US
dc.description.abstractThis painted wood figure of the Virgin Annunciate was in San Domenico in Pisa and is now housed in the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa. The figure had jointed arms, now only ruined stubs (and likely also jointed elbows). These would have facilitated dressing in actual fabric clothing. Therefore, the dress is sculpted, to give the proper form to fabric placed on top, but painted simply black, as it would be covered. This statue was likely originally paired with one of the angel Gabriel, to create an Annunciation. Annunciation pairs were popular in this period, many of which were made so that clothing could be added to the Virgin Mary, presumably richly embroidered clothing, as a form of devotion. The statues must have therefore seemed like actors in a sacred play. It is not clear whether the joints were also used to put the figure in different positions, to enact different moments of the story. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.format.mediumPainted wooden_US
dc.subjectVirginen_US
dc.subjectAnnunciateen_US
dc.subjectAnnunciationen_US
dc.titleVirgin Annunciateen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.holderUna D'Eliaen_US
dc.rights.licensePhotograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen_US


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