Byzantine / Icon with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple / 1400?1500Byzantine
Icon with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Icon with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: 1400?1500
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Wood, painted, with gold ground
Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. (44.5 x 42.2 cm)
Description: Icons painted on wood were the principal objects of religious devotion in the last centuries of Byzantium. Identified by a Greek inscription as "the Purification," this icon shows the Virgin presenting the Christ Child to Simeon for the customary rite of purification at the temple. Like Simeon, the prophet Anna (between Joseph and Mary) recognized the child's divinity, as indicated by the Greek text on the scroll in her hand: "This child created Heaven and Earth."
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 31.67.8
Credit Line: Bequest of Lillie P. Bliss, 1931
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.31.67.8
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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