Cestello Annunciation (Botticelli)

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The Annunciation
Botticelli, annunciazione di cestello 02.jpg
Artist Sandro Botticelli
Year 1489
Type Tempera on panel
Dimensions 150 cm × 156 cm (59 in × 61 in)
Location Uffizi, Florence

The Annunciation, also known as the Cestello Annunciation, is a tempera painting created in 1489 by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli.[1] It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence and has been part of the collection since 1872.[2]

The picture was commissioned in May of 1489 to decorate the chapel of the Florentine monastery Cestello, which is now known as Santa Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi.[2][1]

Underneath the painting on its original frame are words in Latin from St. Luke's Gospel 1:35 "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee."


  1. ^ a b Montresor, Carlo (2010). Botticelli. ATS Italia. 
  2. ^ a b "Annunciation". Virtual Uffizi Gallery. Retrieved February 27, 2015.