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The presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. Engraving.

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According to the Protoevangelium of James, the parents of the Virgin, Joachim and Anne, presented her as a child in the temple at Jerusalem as a thank-offering after years of childlessness. Joachim and Mary stand on the right as the diminutive Mary proceeds towards the priest. Two lambs lie at the bottom of the print, ready to be sacrificed

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1 print : line engraving

Lettering

Maria in templo praesentatur

Lettering note

Bears inverted number in left-hand margin : 6

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21426i

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  • Latin


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