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The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

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Terracotta model for ivory carvers. Plaque: Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. Terra cotta. Virgin climbing stairs at right up to seated priest, holding crozier, in pulpit. Anna and Joachim standing at left. Female figure kneeling in center. Under canopy of four trefoil arches.

Provenance

Until 1967, Hugo Oelze (d. 1967), Amsterdam; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Dr. F. W. Oelze, Germany [see note 1]; 1968, gift of Dr. Oelze to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968) Notes: [1] See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. F. W. Oelze in memory of Dr. Hugo Oelze

French, Medieval (Gothic), 14th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

5.08 x 5.71 cm (2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

68.69

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture