Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
    From the Abbey of Saint–Guilhem–le–Désert, France
    Limestone; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm), W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm), D. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.60)

    This capital depicts a scene from the New Testament in which the infant Jesus is presented at the Temple in Jerusalem for consecration to the Lord, as was customary for the firstborn child. On one side appears the now-damaged figure of Simeon, depicted as a high priest, holding the infant. On the other side, a kneeling Joseph supports Christ's feet, while Mary stands behind, holding the sacrificial dove required in the rite of purification.

    Related

    Index Terms

    Art Movement/Style

    Material and Technique

    Object

    Subject Matter/Theme


    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 003
    Move Separator Print
    Close
  • Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
    From the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France
    Limestone; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm), W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm), D. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.60)

    Move
    Close