Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Botticelli Loan Opens

Earlier this month I reported that the Spaghetti Culture Ministry had postponed loaning Sandro Botticelli's The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala (1481) to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, fearing that the threat of US missile strikes against Syria might cause a backlash against Israel (CLICK). That threat having receded, the loan went ahead and Botticelli's wall-sized mural was unveiled on the due date 17 September. James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum, wittered some nonsense about the annunciation having taken place in Nazareth (CLICK). It's a myth, for goodness' sake!


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