Special Manuscripts2

Annunciation

A miniature showing an Angel, typically Gabriel, in the act of informing the Virgin Mary that she will become the mother of Jesus(Lk 1:28), with additional details informed by apocryphal sources such as the Protoevangelium of James (11-12). The main typologies attested in the Ethiopian tradition are: Type 1 Mary is portrayed in the act of spinning. Type 2 Mary is portrayed in the act of praying. Type 3 Mary is portrayed in the act of reading.

Bibliography

Balicka-Witakowska, E. 1984. ‘Observations sur l’iconographie de l’Annonciation dans la peinture éthiopienne’, in S. Rubenson, ed., Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. University of Lund, 26-29 April 1982 (Addis Abeba; Uppsala; East Lansing: Institute of Ethiopian Studies; Scandinavian Institute of African Studies; African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1984), 149–164. Cartlidge, D. R. and J. Keith Elliot 2001. Art & the Christian Apocrypha (London and New York: Routledge, 2001).

There are 5 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1002Announciation
id title type
BNFet53 Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF Éthiopien 53 mss
ESakm001 Gulo Maḵadā, ʾAmbasat Kidāna Mǝḥrat, AKM-001 mss
FSUor17 Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt Ms. or. 17 mss
FSUor18 Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt Ms. or. 18 mss
BLorient481 London, British Library, BL Orient 481 mss
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