(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)

Adoration of the Magi (detail)

c. 1445
Tempera on wood,
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This detail of the tondo by Angelico and Lippi shows the Virgin, the only one of the main figures in the work considered to be by Angelico. Comparison between her head and those of the Magus kneeling before her and Joseph to her left, reveals that they are modelled in completely different fashions.

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