This relief representing the Purification was probably made in 17th century Florence.
The Purification of the Virgin by Unknown Artist, 17th century
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- 21 x 16 cm
- Acquired in:
- 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.