The Circumcision

German (Cologne), circa 1460-1470
Pot-metal glass and vitreous paint
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003.14

The distinguishing feature of a Circumcision image is of course the knife, here held by the mohel while an attendant with a dish waits to catch the blood. Mary stands at right; the high priest, in a bishop's mitre, sits at left with the baby on his knee.

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Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.