unknown Tuscan artist
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This fragmentary painted wood statue depicts the Virgin Mary (as is clear from her typical blue cloak over a red dress). Because of the active pose, the figure likely was originally a part of a group of statues that enacted a narrative. Mary could be shown here at the first moment of the Annunciation, drawing away from the angel in surprise. More likely, the almost jagged pose could suggest Mary's horrified reaction to the Crucifixion. This fourteenth-century sculpture is currently housed in the Casa Museo Rodolfo Siviero in Florence. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.