Concerning the iconography of the Meeting of Anna and Joachim at the Golden Gate, the artists should not depict a kiss between the two saints (an error that follows the idea that the Virgin Mary was conceived by a kiss according to “some ancient little women testimonies”). On the contrary, the artists must represent both embracing each other “with great composure and modesty, which is very decent according to the married Saints”.
Date of Artwork
ConflictInadequate manner Indecency/Impropriety
SubjectMeeting of Anna and Joachim at the Golden Gate