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Relief - The Annunciation

The Annunciation

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Flemish (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Relief in boxwood in a gilt frame of boxwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief in boxwood is of Flemish origin, made in the early18th century. It depicts the Annunciation. In Christianity, the Annunciation is the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ.

Physical description

This relief shows the Virgin kneeling at a prie-dieu. The angel stands before her blessing with his left hand and holding a lily branch in his right. On a pierced rococo base. The frame is grooved for a glass, and is carved with swage of flowers.

Place of Origin

Flemish (made)


early 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Relief in boxwood in a gilt frame of boxwood


Height: 5.71 cm, Width: 3.68 cm, Depth: 1.58 cm

Object history note

From the Murray bequest.

Descriptive line

Relief, boxwood, in gilt frame of boxwood, the Annunciation, Flemish, early 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 165





Subjects depicted

Lily; Angel


Christianity; Sculpture; Reliefs


Sculpture Collection

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