GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)1304-06
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua
The shepherds watch over Joachim and their flock. One of them appears to see the celestial phenomenon - an angel bringing Joachim tidings of his impending fatherhood.