The Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple

French
Medieval (Gothic)
14th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

68.70

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta model for ivory carvers. Plaque: Presentation in the Temple. terracotta. Christ Child on altar being given by Virgin to Joachim. Anna standing at left holding basket in right hand, candle in left. under a 4 trefoil arched canopy.

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