Pietà Altarpiece: Detail, Madonna and Child

Castile, 15th century
Tempera and gold on wood, with engaged frame
Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession # 41.190.27

Grapes are a common feature in Madonna and Child paintings, referring to the wine of the Eucharist and thence to the blood shed on the cross by the adult Jesus.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.