The Circumcision of Jesus

Antwerp, early 16th century
Wood, polychrome
Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris

This is a common way of picturing Jesus' circumcision in medieval art. The baby is placed on an altar, the mother stands left and holds him with her hands, and the officiant with the knife wears a bishop's humeral on his shoulders and a headpiece somewhat like a mitre.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.