Icon The Presentation of Maria into the Temple

THE PRESENTATION OF MARIA INTO THE TEMPLE


Softwood single panel, eggpainting colors on Levka behind a gold background.

When Maria was three years old, she was taken to the temple of Jerusalem where she attended school. She remained in the temple until she was 11 yerars old and spent her time with readings of Scripture and praying.

In the midfield the Icon shows Joachim and Anna with the little Maria in front of the  highpriest Zacharias. He takes Maria in his arms, closely followed by three virgins.

The Solemnity of the introduction of the Virgin Mary in the Temple is celebrated on the 4th December.

Very good condition minimal restaurations.

 

 

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from 15th October to 23th October 2221 

Haus der Kunst  Prinzregentenstrasse 1 80538 Munich, Germany