St. Joachim

Church of the Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt), Kelheim, Germany

The statue stands on the right of an altarpiece of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary. St. Joachim is often pictured in this way, with a staff and a forked beard reaching to the clavicle, although more commonly the beard is white. The doves and the metal finial on the staff are also found in some images of this saint.

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