(b. ca. 1457, Prato, d. 1504, Firenze)
Adoration of the Child1480-83
Oil on copper plate, diameter 53 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Filippino Lippi studied painting under Botticelli, one of the most brilliant members of the Medici school formed at Lorenzo the Magnificent's court in Florence. This tondo is typical of the Medici circle and shows the influence of Botticelli.
The treatment of the Nativity as the adoration of the Christ Child derives from 14th-century mystic literature.