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Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:The Presentation in the Temple from the series The Life of the Virgin
Date Made:1503-1505
Place Made:Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Image: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 20.955 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): AD ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. upside down (stamp, brown ink): [stylized tulip? round bottom and two points at top] 65 [written in pencil within tulip] ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. (stamp, brown ink): G or 6 / Infinity or 8 / II ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. ctr. (pencil): 15 [strikethrough] / 13 ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. (pencil): 6312
Accession Number:  MH 1989.L17.8
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan in honor of Professor Henry Rox
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Many people are crowded into a great room with many columns. In the foreground is a raised table behind which a preist stands holding the Christ Child. The Virgin Mary kneels on the other side holding out a box and Joseph stands behind her.

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