(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)

Adoration of the Magi (detail)

Tempera on wood
Spedale degli Innocenti, Florence

Four angels float above the scenes holding a banderole on which there are the words "Gloria in excelsis deo", set to music. Already singing, the angels are pointedly holding the notes out for the observer to see, as an invitation to take part in the song of praise to God.