AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL LATE MEDIEVAL OAK SCULPTURE DEPICTING THE REJECTION OF JOACHIMS SACRIFICE. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1500.
Sculptural group depicting the Rejection of Joachim's Offering, English
(probably Southeast), early 16th century, oak.
Purportedly discovered in Kent.
Probably a section from an altarpiece showing the Life of the Virgin,
this being the first section depicting an event that led to the Virgin's
immaculate birth. The scene shows an apocryphal episode (popular in late
medieval art) when Joachim was denied entry into the temple of Jerusalem
on account of Saint Anne's childlessness. At the centre, a Levitical priest
wearing a distinctive head dress stands before a draped altar. To the right,
the figure of Joachim holds the leg of a now-missing carved lamb, offered
as a sacrifice but rejected by the priest. The archway to the left symbolizes
the closed temple.
PROVENANCE- FROM AN IMPORTANT ENGLISH COLLECTION.
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12" WIDE X 11.5" HIGH X 3.5" DEEP.
STOCK NO 1715.