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Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels  1440

by Filippo Lippi

The Virgin holds a rose as the Bride of Christ and is seated on the Throne of Wisdom. The scroll held by an angel reads: "Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits." (Ecclesiasticus 24:19) The picture is the center of an important triptych. Lippi was the most innovative painter in Italy and closely attentive to Netherlandish painting: notable her...
122.6 x 62.9 cm
tempera and gold on wood
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art