Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung AltarFrontal
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Birth of the Virgin Virgin in cradle
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionVirgin Mary alone crushing the serpent's head
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Bible Sap. 7:26: Speculum sine macula (Mirror without stain)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Patriarcharum (Queen of Patriarchs)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Prophetarum (Queen of Prophets)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Apostolorum (Queen of Apostles)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Martyrum (Queen of Martyrs)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Confessorum (Queen of Confessors)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Virginum (Queen of Virgins)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Regina Sanctorum omnium (Queen of all Saints)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto CyclesBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung (several cycles)Altar frontal (Sebastian Troger, c1765)
Further details
At the top left Regina Confessorum, Regina Virginum, Regina Prophetarum, Regina Apostolorum (open crown and flames and flower), at the centre-right from the top Regina Martyrum (open crown and palm branch), Regina Patriarcharum (turban and sceptre), Regina Omnium Sanctorum (crown with twelve stars)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Troger, Sebastian (recorded 1760, died 1792)
DATE
circa 1765
LOCATION
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the shrine administration
Contact
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