User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Devotional panel with the Presentation of the Child

Start collecting

Group of opaque brown amber surrounded by three small carved figures, ten medallions, and many small pieces set in glass and framed in black. The central figures at bottom, carved of mottled brown amber, depict Joseph and Mary adoring the Christ Child. against a background of copal.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

Baltic, 19th century, incorporating earlier pieces

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amber, vulcanite, copal