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The Annunciation
  • TitleThe Annunciation
  • Technique/ MaterialMarble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 138,5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1899
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Sigrid Blomberg, Swedish, born 1863, dead 1941
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory No.NMSk 920
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1900
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1280 The Sculpture Courtyard
  • Collection Skulptriser
  • Description
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    The sculpture represents the kneeling Virgin Mary receiving a message from the archangel Gabriel: she will give birth to the Son of God. The focus is on Mary’s face. Her body shows that she is present in the moment, concentrating on the message. The Annunciation was the first work by a female sculptor purchased by Nationalmuseum. The sculpture was very popular and has often been reproduced. It sits on its original base of Italian yellow marble.