The flesh of Mary is not painted with colour, but left blank so that the parchment (animal skin) can be seen.

Mary's book shows a quote from Isaiah's prophecy (Is 7.14), while Gabriel's scroll represents his greeting of the Virgin.

(fol. 10r, detail)


  • Title: Calendar and Collectary
  • Date Created: 1428
  • Physical Location: Sonnefeld, Cistercian nuns
  • Physical Dimensions: 21,3 x 16,5 cm
  • Provenance: Langheim, Cistercian monastery
  • Medium: parchment
  • Volume: 125 fols.
  • Shelf mark: Msc.Lit.112
  • Photographer: Gerald Raab

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