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ID: 901001213
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001213
Record Type: Event/Narrative

Meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate (Christian narrative)

Note: Narrative in which Anne and Joachim were pious but childless; childlessness was considered a sign of God's disfavor. Joachim has gone to the desert to fast and pray. When he returns to Jerusalem, he and Anne meet at the Golden Gate, after angels have informed each of them of her conception of Mary, who will be the mother of Jesus. A child conceived by an elderly mother was believed to be destined for greatness. From the Protoevangelium of James and other apocryphal accounts.

Names:
Meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate (Christian narrative) (preferred,English-P,D,P)
Incontro di San Gioacchino e Sant'Anna (Christian narrative) (Italian-P,D,P)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Christian iconography> (P)
........<Other Christian narratives> (P)
............Life of Saint Anne (Christian iconography) (I)
................Meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate (Christian narrative) (P)
Related Iconography:
actor is .... Joachim, Saint
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, Joachim, Saint (Christian character)) [901000821]
actor is .... Anne, Saint
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, Anne, Saint (Christian character)) [901001010]
source is .... Protoevangelium of James
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Named written and performed works, Literary works: Philosophy, Religion, Bible (sacred literature, Judeo-Christian), Apocrypha (Biblical books, sacred texts), Protoevangelium of James (apocryphal Biblical book, ca. 145 CE)) [901001207]
context of .... Immaculate Conception
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding the Virgin Mary, Immaculate Conception (Christian theme)) [901000429]

Other Relationships:
topic is .... pregnancy
.....(biological concepts, scientific concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Christianity
.....(Abrahamic religions, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
located in .... Jerusalem
.....(Jerusalem, Israel, Asia) (TGN)
role/characteristic is .... narrative (literary works)
.....(genres for literature, genres in literature and performing arts, concepts in the arts and humanities, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate (Christian narrative)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Incontro di San Gioacchino e Sant'Anna (Christian narrative)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ The Clark Museum [online] (2000-) http://www.clarkart.edu/Art-Pieces/1333
................ Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 73A235 meeting of Anna and Joachim at the Golden Gate; they usually embrace or kiss each other (immaculate conception of Mary)
................ Source for image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_and_Anne_Meeting_at_the_Golden_Gate#/media/File:Giotto_-_Scrovegni_-_-06-_-_Meeting_at_the_Golden_Gate.jpg
................ Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/467526

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