Presentation in the Temple (Leaf from a Book of Hours)Artist(s)FlemishArtist NationalityFlemish (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1440-1450Medium & Supportink, tempera and gold on parchmentDimensions
9 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23 x 16.4 cm);9 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23 x 16.4 cm)Credit LineThe Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection Label copy
This miniature depicting a scene from the childhood of Christ marked the Hour of None in the Office of the Virgin. The existence of many miniatures from this period with the same basic composition indicates that it was painted using a pattern-sheet. Such short-cuts facilitated production as demand for books of hours increased.Primary Object Classification-Collection AreaWesternRights
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