(photo on external web page)
Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
Benediktbeuern Monastic buildingsAlter FestsaalCeiling - Centre
GODS & MYTHS
River gods
Single figure
Neptune
Various activitiesRiding in a chariot
Worship of Pagan Gods
Pagan gods contrasted with Christian images
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsDogMiscellaneous
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Images of Christ
AllegoriesChrist fishing souls
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
HeartNot WingedAs bait for angling (or being caught by an angler)
SOCIAL LIFE
Fishing
Allegories
Further details
Zoology - Water animals: Christ and the angels fishing souls (probably using hearts as baits - although Corpus, p. 84, suggests that the hearts are also being fished out of the sea) - in contrast, Neptune attracts only dogs
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. 83-84, no. A1. 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 facing p. 110
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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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