Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
AldersbachPortenkapelle
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Infancy Circumcision
Infancy Flight into Egypt Without legendary elementsMary on donkey, holding Child
Infancy Christ teaching in the temple Christ in the templeWith Mary and Joseph standing passively at the side
Passion LamentationVirgin with body in lapAt the foot of the Cross
Passion Way to CalvaryChrist encountering Mary
Passion Christ taking leave of his mother
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MarySorrows of the Virgin MarySeven Sorrows - VariantsAldersbach, Portenkapelle (Matthaeus Günther, 1767, with Circumcision instead of Simeon and Christ taking Leave instead of the Entombment)
Further details
The vault shows six sorrows (Circumcision, Flight into Egypt, Christ in the Temple, Christ taking Leave, Carrying of the Cross, Lamentation), the sevenths, the Crucifixion, was sculpted in the altar (now in Aholming), only the background painting with Dionysius Areopagita is still in situ.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Günther, Matthäus (1705-1788)
DATE
1767
LOCATION
Aldersbach, Portenkapelle
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the parish
Contact
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