Virgin Mary

Childhood of the Virgin Mary – Rossetti

     Saint Anne sits within her house with the young Virgin Mary, teaching her daughter to embroider. An angel waters a pot of lilies near the two women. Saint Joachim trims vines outside the house, which grow on a cross-shaped trellis, while the Holy Ghost, symbolized by a dove, watches over the family. This Pre-Raphaelite artwork is  by D. Rossetti.

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