the Gabriel convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Arif

The Gabriel convex mirror is composed of a gold leafed frame studded with bronze and gold Venetian glass rods and citrine spheres. The spikes around the frame are citrine and quartz crystal.

The mirror is in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.

The Gabriel convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter.

Jewelry for walls!

The Gabriel convex mirror is named for the archangel Gabriel. According to Sacred Scripture, the archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel who appeared to people in the Old Testament and the New Testament on many different occasions.  In some appearances, Gabriel is mentioned by name.  On other occasions, Gabriel is thought to be the unnamed angel who appeared and made announcements to Moses, to Saints Joachim and Anne, to the shepherds at Jesus’ birth, to the myrrh bearing women approaching Jesus’ tomb, and to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to strengthen him.  It is said that: Gabriel taught the Prophet Moses in the wilderness in order to write the Book of Genesis. He revealed the coming of the Savior to the Prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:15-26 and 9:21-27.)
He revealed to Saints Joachim and Anne the conception of the Virgin Mary. He appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptist.  (Luke 1:10-20)

In Gabriel’s best known and most celebrated appearance, he announced to Mary that she would bear a son, who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, and would be called Son of the Most High, and Savior of the World.   (Luke 1:26-38) Gabriel may have been the unnamed angel, who appeared to St. Joseph in his sleep and instructed Joseph not to divorce Mary quietly.  He explained that Mary’s child was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and that He would be named Emmanuel, which means God is with us.  (Matthew 1:20-24)

For more go to:–gabriel-s-history

Cirtines are associated with archangel Gabriel. Citrines embody the warmth of the sun and are spiritual conduits for wisdom, communication and enlightenment.

The Annunciation by the sublime Van Eyck, circa 1434

Archangel Gabriel by the Hungarian sculptor George Zala, 1900.
The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898. Gabriel as pure, divine light.