Paris Nogari
The Presentation in the Temple?

16th century
Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome

A label at the church identifies this as a Circoncisione, "Circumcision," but it seems to conflate details from the Circumcision and the Presentation in the Temple. The candles and the doves are from the iconography of the Presentation, but images of that episode conventionally include the prophet Simeon and usually the widow Anna as well. The man standing across from Mary cannot be Simeon, because the latter was not any kind of priest. On the other hand, the mitre on his head is like those on the priest's head in other 16th-century Circumcision images.

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