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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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In this Byzantine Gospel book, the miniature of the Presentation in the Temple is placed in Saint Luke’s Gospel, where the text describes the episode. It shows the Virgin Mary and her husband Joseph bringing the month-old baby Jesus to the temple. This event has been celebrated as a major church holiday, called Hypapante, in the Eastern Church since the fourth century; hence the Greek inscription above.
The Presentation in the Temple, early 13th century – late 13th century, Byzantine. Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment. #Art #GettyMuseum