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Annunciation to the Virgin Mary (3 Subjects)

View of Nazareth. In the foreground, the cave where the house of Virgin Mary was, and where the Annunciation to the Virgin took place (today, catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth). According to the tradition related by the author, Virgin Mary became frightened upon seeing Archangel Gabriel before her and hid behind the column depicted in the illustration.


Fountain of archangel Gabriel in Nazareth, today site of the Orthodox hurch of the Annunciation in Nazareth. According to a certain tradition,  Virgin Mary had gone to the well for water when archangel Gabriel appeared before her. Upon seeing Gabriel, the Virgin let the pail she was carrying fall and ran frightened back to her house. According to the author, at the time of his pilgrimage the church was used by Indian Christians (Alaphis), it is however possible that he is referring to Nestorian Christians.


View of Nazareth with the Orthodox Basilica of the Annunciation.