The Meeting at the Golden Gate, Macrino d'Alba
Macrino d'Alba
The Meeting at the Golden Gate
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Macrino d'Alba

The Meeting at the Golden Gate, ca. 1493 – 1494


Dimensions
113.8 x 54.4 x min. 3.2 cm
height (sides)
111.2 cm
height (centre)
139.9 cm
maximum depth
3.6 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
837
Object Number
837C
Acquisition
Acquired in 1831
Status
On display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Meeting at the Golden Gate
Painter
Altar
Virgin and Child, The Annunciation to Joachim, and The Meeting at the Golden Gate
Part Number / Total
3 / 3
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1831

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 681

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A235 meeting of Anna and Joachim at the Golden Gate; they usually embrace or kiss each other (immaculate conception of Mary)
  • 11C23(+3) God the Father as bearded old man, usually with crown or tiara or sceptre and/or globe (+ angel(s))
  • 11F21 Mary as child
  • 31A2522 hands folded
Secondary
  • 22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things
  • 11Q712 church (exterior)
  • 41A12 castle
  • 25G3 trees
  • 25H114 low hill country

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