From the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Dýsert, France / Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple / Not AvailableFrom the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Dýsert, France
Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: French
Creator Name-CRT: From the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Dýsert, France
Title: Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
View: Principal view
Creation Date: Not Available
Creation Place: From the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm), W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm), D. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm)
Description: This capital depicts a scene from the New Testament in which the infant Jesus is presented at the Temple in Jerusalem for consecration to the Lord, as was customary for the firstborn child. On one side appears the now-damaged figure of Simeon, depicted as a high priest, holding the infant. On the other side, a kneeling Joseph supports Christ's feet, while Mary stands behind, holding the sacrificial dove required in the rite of purification.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 25.120.60
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.25.120.60
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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