Antonio Zanchi, The Angel's Annunciation to Zacharias

Circa 1684
Church of St. Zacharias, Venice, Italy

This painting illustrates Luke 1:8-17. Zacharias approaches the altar of incense, and an angel appears to him there to announce that he and Elizabeth will have a son whom he shall name John. The altar in the painting is next to the veil mentioned in Exodus 30:1-6, but otherwise it is not much like what Moses prescribes in that passage.

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