Zechariah and Gabriel
- Zechariah and Gabriel by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1851-60, engraving
I've always been intrigued by the reading for today - Lk 1:5-25 - where the Archangel Gabriel visits Zechariah, tells him about his future son, John the Baptist, and strikes him dumb. Here are some more images of that scene ....
- detail of Annunciation of the Angel to Zechariah by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1490, fresco in the Tornabuoni Chapel, Florence
- detail from a page of St. Albans Psalter, first half of the 12th century, University of Aberdeen
- Zehariah and the angel by Giusto de' Menabuoi, 1376-78, fresco in the baptistry, Padua Cathedral