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The Circumcision
  • Marcantonio Raimondi, artist
    circa 1470 or 1482–1534
    born: Argini, near Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • The Circumcision, 1506
  • Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 294 x 214 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 9/16 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0050.12
Label Text

A large group of people standing around a male figure holding a nude infant. Another male figure, with his back to the viewer, is holding a sharp instrument by the genital area of the infant. A male figure stands on the left side of the image, holding a tall, braided candlestick.