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The angel and the canary

It’s Christmas eve; we will soon be celebrating the nativity, but I am going to remind you of how it started: with the annunciation.  In this triptych*, the archangel Gabriel appears before the virgin Mary to tell her of the forthcoming birth of a son.  Notice anything unusual about the angel, and the rosette of angels in the […]... Read More