How to Read Paintings: The Annunciation by Botticelli

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The Annunciation (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)
Detail of ‘The Annunciation’ (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)
Detail of ‘The Annunciation’ (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)
Detail of ‘The Annunciation’ (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)
The Annunciation (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)
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