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A painting depicting the angel Gabriel and Saint Emidius kneeling in the street by the window of the Virgin Mary, who is kneeling in prayer.

Carlo Crivelli
The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius

1486

Carlo Crivelli. The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius. 1486. © The National Gallery, London. Presented by Lord Taunton, 1864


Look through all the ‘rooms’ in this painting, noticing the people and search out iconographic objects and symbols.

Think about possible meanings for the objects and symbols. Who might the people be?

Create a crest or emblem, combining symbols, animals and/or colours that have meaning for you or your family. 

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