Right Chancel Window, Regensburg Cathedral
St. Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg, Germany
The panels of the lowest register feature members of the "holy kinship." Left to right:
On the next register up are four sets of married couples in the holy kinship. Left to right:
St. Anne with her second husband, Cleophas
Alpheus, second cousin of the Virgin Mary, with his wife Maria
Anna again, with her third husband Salomas
Zebedee and his wife Salome, the parents of St. James the Greater and St. John the Evangelist
The third register up focuses on the Virgin Mary's own story:
Finally, the top register:
King David ancestor of Mary and of St. Joseph, with his son Solomon
On the right, Issachar, patriarch of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The figure on the left is labeled "Ioachim," perhaps a mistake for "Jehoiachim," the last king to rule before the Babylonian captivity.
St. Joachim tending his sheep when an angel tells him to meet St. Anne at the Golden Gate
The same angel giving St. Anne the same message
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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.