This is the second work of art that serves as a counterpoint to this gallery. All the other paintings were done with an outlook and perspective of the Western Rite and were traditional paintings that someone may expect to see with a Roman Catholic Church. This painting, however, comes from a more Eastern tradition within the Church. Unlike the rest, this piece is an icon, which are primarily made for Eastern Rite churches. This one is also different from the rest, because, like the Return of the Prodigal Son, Jesus is not directly shown here. This is the scene of Mary's "yes" to God's plan of salvation, delivered to her through the message of the angel Gabriel. The symbolism here can be found in the way that Gabriel is presented to Mary. In most paintings and icons, Gabriel is depicted in a higher position than Mary, showing the higher rank of angelic beings over humans. However, this icon depicts Mary on equal ground as the angel. Many theologians take this to mean that Mary, who was free of original sin, is elevated above the angels because of God's grace that overshadows her. Gabriel's wings are pointed in different directions, one point to heaven (revealing where his message comes from) and the other pointing to earth (showing where the message is sent).