Cloister of Santo Stefano

Sarcophagus in the cloister of Santo Stefano, Venice.
Sarcophagus, Cloister of Santo Stefano
There are several images of the Annunciation within a stone's throw of the church of Santo Stefano and this morning, to my delight, I found another in the church's cloister. 

What makes the image particularly interesting is that Mary is depicted standing on the left, while Gabriel stands on the right. Normally, in representations of this theme, it is the other way round, as we can see in nearby Salizada San Samuele:

Stone relief of the Annunciation, Salizada San Samuele, Venice.
Annunciation, Salizada San Samuele
and also in Crosera:

Stone relief of the Annunciation, Crosera, Venice.
Annunciation, Crosera, San Marco


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