Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

The aged Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, meets Joachim by the Golden Gate at Jerusalem. Engraving.

Reference
20982i
  • Pictures
  • Online

Available online

view The aged Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, meets Joachim by the Golden Gate at Jerusalem. Engraving.

Licence

Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0
Credit: The aged Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, meets Joachim by the Golden Gate at Jerusalem. Engraving. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

Anne and Joachim are described in the apocryphal Protevangelium of James and the 'Golden Legend' anthology of the middle ages. After anxiously praying separately for an end to their barrenness, they are both visited by an angel who announces that Mary will be born miraculously to them in old age. Their embrace at the Golden Gate is representative of the conception

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Lettering

D'annae conceptio sub aurea porta

Lettering note

Bears number in margin : 4

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20982i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link