(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)
Death of Mary1484
Biblioteca Comunale, Castelfiorentino
On the left wall of the Shrine of the Madonna della Tosse the Death of Mary is depicted. The Madonna is laid out on a catafalque behind which the mourners are lined up. In the centre Christ is holding the soul of the dead Mary in his arms. The donor and two young men - probably relatives of the client - are kneeling in front of the death bed. Above the mourners a narrow zone of landscape divides the earthly from the heavenly sphere containing God the Father in a glory of angels.