This carved ivory polyptych was made in the early 1300s in France. It shows scenes from the Life of Christ, with the Virgin and Child in the centre. The Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel and the Adoration of the Magi are on the left, and on the right is the Nativity. A polyptych is a work of art made up of multiple pieces – the word comes from the Greek ‘poly’ (many) and ‘ptychē’ (fold). #Nativity #ChristmasEve #Christmas #polyptych #France #14thcentury
This is a really pretty image of the annunciation. The annunciation is where the Angel Gabriel comes down to Mary and tells her that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and she will conceive Jesus, the savior of the world.
"The Angel Gabriel meets 'Amr ibn Zaid (the Shepherd)", Folio from a Siyer-i Nebi (the Life of the Prophet) Artist: Painting by Mustafa ibn Vali Patron: Commissioned by Sultan Murad III (r. Author: Mustafa b. Yusuf al-Darir al-Erzerumi