Cosimo Rosselli 1439 – 1507

The Adoration of the Child

oil on panel (Ø 114 cm) — c. 1490-1500 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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On this large tondo Mary, Joseph and a young John the Baptist (the boy) marvel at the baby Jesus. One of the angels holds the infant's head, the other lays his hands on the future Baptist's shoulders. Rosselli thereby suggests they have a common fate.

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