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This altarpiece was made for the meeting room of the Florentine youth confraternity of the Purification of the Virgin and of Saint Zenobius, which was in the Dominican convent at San Marco.
The Virgin and Christ Child are surrounded by angels holding lilies, and a crop of the flower grows in the ground at the Virgin’s feet. The lily represented purity and was no doubt intended to reflect the feast of the Purification of the Virgin.
Tempera on wood
H 161.9 x W 170.2 cm