Madonna of the Pomegranate

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1445-1510    Framework: Tempera on wood, diam. 143.5    Located in: Botticelli Room

Painted probably in 1487 for the Audience Hall of the Massai di Camera in Palazzo Vecchio, as is confirmed also by the fleurs-de-lys on the frame. At the Uffizi since 1780.


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In the Biography of Botticelli, written by Giorgio Vasari for The Lives of the Artists, it begins, “In the time of Lorenzo de’Medici, ‘Il Magnifico’, a truly golden age for men of talent, there...Read more