Filippo Lippi, The Assumption and Annunciation with Aquinas Presenting Cardinal Carafa to Our Lady: Detail, The Annunciation

Mary turns aside from the most important event since the Fall of Man to greet a bald Renaissance politician. To view the fresco in its entirety, follow this link.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.