Word Origin for mandorla
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Finally, Donatello made two busts of prophets for the Mandorla door.
Mandorla, man-dor′la, n. an oval panel, or a work of art filling such: the vesica piscis.
This is the oval-shaped glory which the Italians call the mandorla, from the word meaning “almond.”
But the type would appear more advanced than the busts on the Mandorla doorway or the Siena work made about this time.
The Madonna is in the sky within a mandorla of cherubs, and has four angels around her playing on instruments.Great Masters in Painting: Perugino|George C. Williamson