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Context: Canticum Zachariae
Iconography: The archangel points to the tag: The appearance of the archangel gabriel to Zacharie. Zacharias the priest, with tonsure and stole, stands before an altar holding a chalice ( Luke1:9-20, refers to an incense burner). The archangel announces that the old priest shall produce a son, and at the same time, with a touch on the lips, strikes him dumb. Zacharias utters the canticle later when he names his son John, and his voice returns.
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