Gabriel, angel of the Annunciation.
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Title:Gabriel, angel of the Annunciation
Notes:The Ancient church of St Mary (Italian: Santa Maria Antiqua al Foro Romano) is a Roman Catholic Marian church in Rome, built in the 5th century in the Forum Romanum, and for long time the monumental access to the Palatine imperial palaces.This church is the oldest Christian monument in the Roman Forum and includes the earliest Roman depiction of Santa Maria Regina depicting the Virgin Mary as a Queen in the 6th century. (

The fresco of Mary as a Queen is badly damaged; it shows Mary as Queen on a jeweled throne, holding the Christ child. Joseph stands behind Mary, as the Wise Men pay hommage. See:,_annunciazione_565-578.jpg
Date:6th-7th century
Building:Santa Maria Antiqua (Church : Rome, Italy)

Scripture:Luke 1:26-38
Person as Subject:Gabriel (archangel)
Lectionary links:BAdvt04
General Subject:Annunciation to Mary
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism

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Record Number:46637 Last Updated: 2020-11-10 07:38:34 Record Created: 2006-07-25 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition