Sant’Anna Metterza (c.1424-1425)

Masaccio (1401-1428) & Masolino (c.1383-c.1440)

Sant’Anna Metterza (Saint Anna, the Madonna with Child and five angels)
Tempera on panel, 175 x 103 cm
Galleria degli UffiziFirenze

The term ‘Metterza’ comes from the Tuscan dialect and means ‘mi è terza’ (“I am third”), referring to this iconography where Anna appears in third position, mother of Mary and progenitor of Christ.