(photo on external web page)
Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
Benediktbeuern Monastic buildingsAlter FestsaalCeiling - Centre
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
With Amor Alone Various activitiesAmor holding a copper pan
Allegories of Copper (one of the seven metals)
Jupiter
Single figure With attributesEagleSitting on eagle
Allegoriesof Brass (one of the seven metals)
Apollo
Allegoriesof Gold (one of the seven metals)
Various activitiesCrowning
Mercury
Single figure Flying or running
Allegoriesof Mercury (one of the seven metals)
Diana
Various activitiesThrowing away coins
Allegories of Silver (one of the seven metals)
Mars
Single figureKneeling
Allegories of Iron (one of the seven metals)
Saturn
Allegoriesof Lead (one of the seven metals)
Various activitiesCasting lead
Worship of Pagan Gods
Pagan gods contrasted with Christian images
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenIn a single image
Alchemy
Allegories and personifications
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Images of Christ
Sacred monogram (IHS)
Christ ChildWith cross
Christ ChildWith Apollo
Further details
Alchemy: Christ ruling over the seven metals represented as planet deities - all apart form Mercury handle objects made of the metal linked to them
ARTIST/CREATOR
Kessler, Stephan I (1622-1700) and Storer, Johann Christoph (c1620-1671) By Stephan I and Michael (born 1749, died after 1706) Kessler, after engravings by Matthäus Küsel (1629-c1681) following designs by Storer
DATE
circa 1675
LOCATION
Benediktbeuern, Kloster
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland, vol. 2, Munich 1981, pp. 83, 85-86, no. A3. After an engraving in the dissertation Sebastianus Franciscus et Philippus Constantius ... de Tassis, Philosophia Sacro-Profana Logicam, Physicam, et Metaphysicam Disputationem Complexa, Praeside Ferdinando Visler, Dilingae (Mayer) 1664, plate opposite p. 87
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RELATIONS
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (printed model)
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the monastery - for downloading a high-resolution image please contact The Warburg Institute.
Contact
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