Vision of the Blessed Gabriele  

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"In his Vision of the Blessed Gabriele, Crivelli encloses the Virgin and the Child in an almond-shaped mandorla formed by the two intersecting circles symbolic of each of the holy persons' all-perfection." --An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by Jean Campbell Cooper states Cooper continues under the entry 'Mandorla': "The vesica piscis or ichthus, the almond-shaped aureole, the 'mystical almond' which depicts divinity; holiness; the sacred; virginity; the vulva."

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Vision of the Blessed Gabriele[1] is a painting by Carlo Crivelli.

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