Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BobingenLiebfrauenkirche Nave - vault and wallsVault - Immaculata
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion The Serpent seduces Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:1-6)Serpent with serpent head
Genesis Abraham and Isaac The sacrifice of IsaacAbraham and Isaac holding objects alluding to the sacrifice
Genesis Noah Single figure
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai Moses bearing the tables of the Law
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel)David As musicianHolding the harp but not playing it
Life of Christ
Infancy AnnunciationAdaptations
Images of Christ
Christ ChildWith cross
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionVirgin Mary alone crushing the serpent's head
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionVirgin Mary with Adam and Eve
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionVirgin Mary as Immaculate Conception before the Trinity
Saints
Evangelists John Single figureWith chalicewith book, without eagle
Trinity
With Christ as a child, Spirit as a dove
Further details
The Virgin Mary appears as New Eve, trampling the serpent, with the earth displaying the Fall under her feet. In the image of the Trinity, Christ appears as Child carrying a cross, as in many images of the Annunciation, hereby hinting at the triumph over original sin through the Incarnation.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Rigl, Vitus Felix (active 1743-1779)
DATE
1750 - 1751
LOCATION
Bobingen, Liebfrauenkirche
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the parish
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk