Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Painting at the entrance
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Psalms Psalms 101-150 (Vulg.) Psalm 103 (Vulg.), 104 (AV): Benedic, anima mea, Domino, Domine
Virgin Mary
SymbolsSymbols taken neither from the Bible nor the Litany of LoretoLens (creating fire)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Panel and Canvas PaintingsBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, painting at entrance (Josef Grass, 1761, emblems and Biblical scenes on the Intercession of the Virgin Mary)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
HeartNot WingedBurning
Further details
The text quotes Ps. 103:4: et ministros tuos ignem ardentem (and thy ministers a burning fire). The angel holds a lens labelled Mary so that God's light can inflame a human heart and lead flames (labelled O God, O Jesus, O Mary) heavenward
ARTIST/CREATOR
Grass, Josef Franz Xaver (born 1737, died 1788-1789)
DATE
1761
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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