The Angel of the Annunciation (top)
The Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds (centre)
The Adoration of the Magi (bottom)
Rimini, second quarter of the 14th century
Tempera on wood
44.3 x 20.3 cm (including frame)
This devotional panel, burnt by the heat of altar candles, formed the left wing of a pair.
The opposite panel, which still survives, shows the Crucifixion. The two panels were linked by the figures in the pediments at the top. The angel Gabriel, here, originally faced the Virgin Mary, announcing that she was pregnant.
Purchased 1942 (No.42.10)