LIPPI, Fra Filippo
(b. 1406, Firenze, d. 1469, Spoleto)

Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)

Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

The Virgin is seated on the throne with the Child on her knees, in the act of removing seeds from a pomegranate that she holds out to him, a symbol of fertility and a premonition of the Passion.