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The altarpiece was executed between 1329 and 1333 for the chapel of Sant'Ansano of the Cathedral in Siena by Simone Martini and his brother-in-law Lippo Memmi, to whom are attributed the two lateral figures: Saint Ansano - patron of Siena - and Saint Giulitta. On the gold background the figures of Angel Gabriel and the Virgin enhances Gothic line, without narrative details: just the central pot with lilies, symbolizing Mary's purity, and the olive branch. The golden relief inscription starting from the Angel's mouth contains beginning words of the Annunciation.
Florence, Italy, Siena, Italy, Chapel of Sant'Ansano of the Cathedrain Siena, Italy, Style: Italian Gothic, Period: Italian Gothic Era, Movement: Gothic, Painting;, Painting
Style: Italian Gothic; Period: Italian Gothic Era; Movement: Gothic; Painting;
Florence, Italy; Siena, Italy; Chapel of Sant'Ansano of the Cathedrain Siena, Italy
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Unknown, "Annunciation with Saints Ansanus and Margherita (detail) The Annunciation and two Saints" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 1567.