Filippo della Valle
North transept, Church of Sant'Ignazio, Rome
This unusual Annunciation dispenses with the objects usually placed to characterize the Virgin (book, vase of lilies, prie-dieu) and focuses her attention and ours on a basket of bread, symbolizing the body of Christ "which is given for you" in the sacrament of the Eucharist (Luke 22:19).
Detail of the Father and the Holy Spirit
Detail of the Virgin Mary
More of the Annunciation
Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.