Madonna and Child with Six Saints.
c.1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. More.
Madonna and Child with Six Saints
- This type of altar painting is called Sacra Conversazione, and it shows the enthroned Madonna surrounded by saints. To the left are Mary Magdalene
with the ointment jar and St. John the Baptist
wearing furs, and to the right are St. Fransis of Assici
in the Franciscans' habit and Catherine of Alexandria
with her wheel. The two kneeling saints, Cosmas
, were patron saints of medicine, doctors and pharmacists