When the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, Mary answered, Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. The model of humility and obedience, the mother of Jesus in this famous work of art serves as a daily reminder of how our hearts, too, are meant to respond to God. Pioneers of Renaissance art, the Della Robbia family artisans elevated the terra cotta art form by marrying it with painting and glazing techniques that emphasize light and ideal beauty. Our Design Toscano-exclusive version is cast in quality designer resin to capture detail from Mary s crowning halo to the horns of plenty at her feet. It is then hand painted in light-enhancing glazes including the characteristic Della Robbia blue. Commemorate baptisms, births, anniversaries, weddings, ordinations and other special spiritual occasions with our meaningful statuary collection.
18 Wx1 Dx14½ H. 5 lbs.