GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

No. 4 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 4. Joachim's Sacrificial Offering (detail)

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

In the open countryside, Joachim has sunk to the ground and catches sight of an angel. As so often, Giotto also employs a figure here who comments on the action — the praying shepherd.