An old pattern of the famous Ritzos studio is reproduced on the icon of the Annunciation. Identical, they appear on the icons of the Virgin enthroned with angels by Andreas Ritzos in the Benaki Museum, as well as the Deisis of his son Nicholas in the Museum of the Old Serbian Church in Sarajevo. They form part of the repertoire of the above-mentioned icons where miniature scenes from the life of Christ are painted, examples of the iconography of the Great Holidays created in the Cretan art of the 15th century. The iconographic elements that characterize this scheme of the Annunciation come from late Byzantine representations mainly from the 14th century, some of which were associated with Constantinople. Several similar representations of the Annunciation have been identified in wall decoration, on royal doors, icons, in miniature painting, which have been attributed to the influence of the studios of these two artists and are dated to the second half of the 15th century. There is not a small number of replicas with small deviations during the following centuries. According to the way of painting, the stiffness of the figures, and especially the treatment of the halo, the announcements from the National Museum determine the dating of this icon in the 16th or 17th century.

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