(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)
Annunciation (detail)c. 1435
Gilded pietra serena
Santa Croce, Florence
The upper body and head of the Virgin Mary are produced entirely three-dimensionally. She stands upright as she receives the message from the angel of the Annunciation. By placing her hand against her chest she is expressing her restrained astonishment. The features of her face, which is turned to one side, are characterized by deep seriousness and dignity.