Presentation in the Temple (Leaf from a Book of Hours)

Accession Number

Presentation in the Temple (Leaf from a Book of Hours)


Artist Nationality
Flemish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1440-1450

Medium & Support
ink, tempera and gold on parchment

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 Line
The 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.

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Christ Child
Jesus Christ

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