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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:Europe; Germany; Bavaria; Nuremberg
Measurements:Mat: 19 in x 14 in; 48.26 cm x 35.56 cm; Sheet: 11 13/16 in x 8 1/4 in; 30.00375 cm x 20.955 cm; Image: 11 11/16 in x 8 3/8 in; 29.68625 cm x 21.2725 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): AD ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. (pencil) B23271 ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. ctr. (pencil): [ill. letter] 88 ; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, black ink): maria mei v herodis regis cum filio suo iesu fugit in aegyptum [then 24 lines of text.]
Accession Number:  MH 1986.38.3
Credit Line:Gift of James and Florence Tanis in honor of Marjorie Tanis (Class of 1987)
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 priest stands holding the Christ Child. The Virgin Mary kneels on the other side holding out a box and Joseph stands behind her.

Christianity; temples

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