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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 19 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1002Annunciation
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
EMIP00036 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 11 mss
EMIP00037 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 12 mss
EMIP00009 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Marwick Codex 5 mss
EMIP00040 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 15 mss
EMIP00043 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 18 mss
EMIP00094 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Weiner Codex 10 mss
EMIP00078 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 37 (Weiner Codex 151) mss
EMIP00050 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 25 mss
EMIP00116 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Weiner Codex 25 mss
EMIP00112 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Weiner Codex 21 mss
EMIP00107 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Alwan Codex 2 mss
EMIP00073 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Shelf Mark 10-844 mss
EMIP00110 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Alwan Codex 5 mss
EMIP00038 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 13 mss
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