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The Annunciation

Rogier van der Weyden

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

A variety of symbolic elements can be found in the painting. The Christ Child holds an apple in his right hand, referring to the Fall of Adam and Eve. The grapevine and the parrot are symbols of Mary’s role as intercessor and of the virgin birth. The parrot is a blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna).

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  • Title: The Annunciation
  • Creator: Atelier of Rogier van der Weyden
  • Location: (Doornik 1399/1400 - Brussels 1464)

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