Figure 17

Flémalle group, Annunciation, c. 1420, oil, gold leaf, and glazed metal foil on oak, 61 x 63.7 cm. Musée d'Art Ancien, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (photograph: Scala / Art Resource, NY). The background through the windows is glazed tin foil; the Virgin’s and Gabriel’s clothing decoration is mordant gilded.

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