Gabriel kneels to the left with the lily, the angel at the feet of God, his very shape evocative of the footbones and entry of God into the natural processes of His creation; the Virgin on the left, in a pose of humility, the book of God's promise on wings between them. In the foreground the ceramic crucible in which all the glass of the house was made. The floor stone is cut to reflect the action of the picture. The house is an offering, built to be completed on the 2000th anniversary of this event, God enters His creation