The Presentation in the Temple

Byzantine Painter Byzantine

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303

The Hypapante is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox church. According to the Gospel of Luke (2:22–38), when Joseph (far left) and the Virgin (center) presented Christ in the temple for the rite of purification forty days after his birth, his divinity was immediately recognized by Simeon (right) and the prophetess Anna (left).

The Presentation in the Temple, Byzantine Painter (15th century), Tempera on wood, gold ground

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