PIERMATTEO D'AMELIA
(known from 1467, d. ca. 1502, Firenze)

Madonna and Child

1481
Poplar, 144 x 66 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The painter of this panel formerly was known as the Master of the Gardner Annunciation.

This panel is the central section of a large triptych whose wings - Mary Magdalen and John the Baptist - are at Altenburg. Jesus holds a pomegranate, offering a seed to his Mother; the fruit symbolizes Christian fertility and unity.