Beschneidungsaltar: Beschneidung Christi

Beschneidungsaltar: Beschneidung Christi

More about this artwork
According to Mosaic Law circumcision is a sign of the covenant with God and takes place on the eighth day after a child’s birth (Genesis 17:10–14, Lev. 12:3, Luke 2:21). Some Christian churches celebrate this festival on 1 January. A related relic is venerated in the Sancta Sanctorum chapel in Rome. The panel is an early example of an independent depiction of this subject. Its donors were the alderman and Master of the Church of St Columba, Johann von Questenberg, and his wife Christina von Aich. The respective wings are now in the depot.
Displayed
AP OG Saal III
Inventory Number
WAF 652
Birth year of the artist
1490
Year the artist deceased
1510
Dimensions of the object
102 x 196,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Meister der heiligen Sippe, Beschneidungsaltar: Beschneidung Christi, 1. Jz. 16. Jh., Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3QNd4eb (Last updated on 23.03.2022)

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