12th or possibly 11th
transept, Church of St. Foy, Conques, France
her left hand the Virgin Mary holds her material for weaving the Temple
curtain, and is
handing it off to the person behind her (see detail). A local guidebook
refers to this person as a servant, but it is may be the priest
mentioned in the Protevangelium of James, paragraph 12.
scroll says GABRIEL ANGELVS, "the Angel Gabriel." There are no flowers, no water pot, no throne.
Nearby, as part of a group with this sculpture, are figures of Isaiah
and John the Baptist.
More of the Annunciation
Photographed at the
site by Richard Stracke