This relief representing the Purification was probably made in 17th century Florence.

The High Priest stands at the top of a flight of steps holding the Child in his hands. A few steps lower the Virgin kneels before him. An elderly man bends down to take some doves from a cage on the left, while behind him a youth lights a torch from the Paschal candle. The background is filled with figures and angels.

Wax




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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