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Context: Canticum S. Symeonis
Iconography: The illustration is the presentation at the temple (Luke 2:22-38). In the gospel, Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the temple to offer a pair of doves in sacrifice and Simeon blesses them.He utters the canticle in thanksgiving. In this image, Christ and Mary offer the blessing, Jospeh is omitted, and a woman, perhaps Anna carries three doves.All three visitors are nimbed. The same scene, also without Joseph, is shown on p28.The composition is very similar to the Ottonian manuscript New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS. 781, f135v; AP, 125e, with Simeon in a doorway and a femal attendant.
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