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dc.contributor.authorunknown artist, called "Maestro della Santa Caterina d'Alessandria," attributed toen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T17:31:27Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T17:31:27Z
dc.date.createdc. 1400-1450en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnzo Carli, La scultura lignea italiana (Milan: Electa, 1960), p. 50; Alessandro Bagnoli, ed., Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra di Montalcino, 3rd edition (Siena: Edizioni Cantagalli, 2008), 115.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24770
dc.descriptionMuseo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, Montalcino; Chiesa di San Simeone, Rocca d'Orcia (Castiglione d'Orcia)en_US
dc.description.abstractThese painted wooden sculptures of the Archangel Gabriel and the Annunciate Virgin form an Annunciation. These kind of Annunciation pairs were popular in Siena and the surrounding area in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. As is common for this type of sculpture, the figures have been simply dressed, in one layer of summarily defined clothing, because actual fabric clothes were added to the statues. This explains why Mary is only wearing the red under-dress, but not the blue mantle nor veil depicted in period paintings. As for other works from this time, the angel has lost its wings, which were presumably originally made of wood or possibly a more ephemeral material, maybe fabric or even feathers attached to a wooden frame. The costumes and wings would add to the theatrical effect of these sculptures, making them akin to the actors in the sacred plays often performed in churches in this period. These sculptures are attributed to the so-called "Maestro della Santa Caterina d'Alessandria," a Sienese sculptor active in the fifteenth century. The pair, which come from San Simieone in Rocca d'Orcia, is found today in the Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, Montalcino. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.en_US
dc.format.extent148 cm and 151 cmen_US
dc.format.mediumPainted wooden_US
dc.subjectVirginen_US
dc.subjectMaryen_US
dc.subjectAnnunciationen_US
dc.subjectAngelen_US
dc.subjectGabrielen_US
dc.subjectAnnunciateen_US
dc.titleAnnunciationen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.holderUna D'Eliaen_US
dc.rights.licensePhotograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen_US


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