Beschneidungsaltar: Beschneidung Christi
Meister der heiligen Sippe (1490-1510)

Beschneidungsaltar: Beschneidung Christi,

1. Jz. 16. Jh.
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
102 x 196,5 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 652
Acquisition
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 10.08.2022)
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.

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