(photo on external web page)
Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Austria
HeiligenkreuzLibrary (Goldener Saal)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Arts
University Faculties CyclesHeiligenkreuz, Library (Karl Ritsch, 1700)
University Faculties Medicine
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
Celestial bodiesMoonMoon alone
SOCIAL LIFE
Libraries
Heiligenkreuz, Stift Faculties
Further details
Dehio Niederösterreich (2003), p. 757, identifies these images with the four faculties. While this interpretation is plausible for Divinity, Law and Philosophy there is no obvious reason why Medicine should be represented by a moon, and no parallels have been found
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ritsch, Karl Johannes (active Lower Austria, c1700)
DATE
1700
LOCATION
Heiligenkreuz, Stift Heiligenkreuz
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Heiligenkreuz Abbey - for downloading a high-resolution image please contact The Warburg Institute.
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk