The Purification of the Virgin by Unknown Artist

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

Details

Medium:
Wax
Dimensions:
21 x 16 cm
Acquired in:
1930
Presented by:
Richmond Moore through The Art Fund

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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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