Josef Dettlinger, Marienaltar: Detail, The Annunciation

The artist does not insert the usual architectural separation between the two figues, but otherwise he follows the traditional iconography of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Mary kneels at a prie-dieu when the angel arrives. One hand gestures acceptance of the angel's message; the other holds her book. Her mantle is blue at least on the inside. The angel holds the customary scepter in his left hand; the fingers of his right hand are formed into a blessing gesture.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.