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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Flemish
Title:The Circumcision of Christ
Date Made:ca. 1470
Type:Sculpture
Materials:walnut with traces of paint
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:overall: 18 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 5 in.; 46.99 x 32.385 x 12.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1955.68
Credit Line:Anonymous gift
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
two men and woman stand behind a table, woman and man at table, child lying on drape as man at right prepares to circumcise him, two figures in right back are dressed in contemporary fashion, three remaining figures in "biblical dress", woman at left back wears headdress similar to that worn by Magdalen in Rogier van der Weyden Bracque triptych, woman in front left wears "Sibyl's" headdress; religion - Christian; man; woman; ceremony; interior

Tags:
religion; Christianity; men; women; children; boys; costume; ceremonies

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