(b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

Annunciation and Two Saints (detail)

Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

On the gold background the figures of Angel Gabriel and the Virgin enhances Gothic line, without narrative details: just the central pot with lilies, symbolizing Mary's purity, and the olive branch. The golden relief inscription starting from the Angel's mouth contains beginning words of the Annunciation.