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Our Lady of the Purification


Our Lady of the Purification

Author: Unknown

Date: 16th century, end

Material: Polychromed limestone

Dimensions (cm): H 83 x W 30,5 x D 27

Provenance: Unknown

Inventory No.: MAS E 59

Representation of Our Lady of the Purification, in a slightly bent pose, wearing long garments and a crown on the head and holding Child Jesus, who has a dove in his hands, in her left arm.

Our Lady of the Purification is one of the many titles by which the Catholic Church worships the Virgin Mary. The designation is associated with the ritual of the Leviticus, in the Holy Bible, according to which all women who gave birth were impure for forty days, after which they should present the child in the temple and there leave her offer: doves or turtledoves.