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The Nativity and Circumcision of Christ

Enameler:
Workshop of the Master of the High Foreheads
Date:
probably early 16th century
Culture:
French, Limoges
Medium:
Painted enamel on copper, partly gilded
Dimensions:
None recorded.
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.697b, c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
These two plaques were undoubtedly the wings of a triptych displaying figures with the distinctive facial style that gave rise to the master’s sobriquet.
possibly Beaucousin ; Frédéric Spitzer , Paris (until 1893; sale, April 17–June 16, 1893, no. 419) ; Oscar Hainauer , Berlin ; Benjamin Altman , New York (until 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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