Antonio David (1648-1730?)
The Betrothal of St. Joseph

Chapel of St. Joseph
Church of Santa Maria della Scala, Rome

The high priest wears the "holy crown" of Aaron (see Exodus 29:6) as he blesses the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, who places an anachronistic ring on her finger. As usual, Mary wears a red robe and a blue mantle.

Read more about the St. Joseph and about Mary's early years.

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