(d. ca. 1411)

Brussels Hours

c. 1400
Manuscript (Ms. 11060), 274 x 188 mm
Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Brussels

This miniature on folio 98 depicts the Presentation in the Temple. Mary stands in the centre of the composition with the infant Jesus in her arms, about to hand him to Simeon, the high priest with his nimbus and mitre. Behind the Virgin are Joseph and the maidservant with their sacrificial offerings. The architecture of the temple, with its triangular gables and the statues of the prophets on columns, recalls Italian sacred buildings of the Trecento.

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