Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
Ottobeuren SS. Theodor und Alexander Furnishings of the pre-Baroque churchTabernacle
PORTRAITS
Clerics
TheologiansLuther, Martin (1483-1546)
TheologiansCalvin, Jean (1509-1564)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
ApostlesJames the Less Single figure
ApostlesJames the Less Epistle of JamesJames 5:14-15: Infirmatur quis ... ungentes eum oleo (Is any man sick ... anointing him with oil)
Miscellaneous
Religious satireCatholic, anti-Protestant (general)
Catechism (Creed, Pater noster, Sacraments, Works of Mercy etc)
7 Sacraments Extreme Unction Scenes of Extreme Unction
Further details
The scene of Extreme Unction is accompanied by St James pointing to the passage from his Epistle that established this sacrement, whilst Luther and Calvin hold scrolls affirming the sacramental character of the Extreme Unction (although later Protestants rejected it)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian
DATE
early 18th century probably repetition of an original from 1558
LOCATION
Ottobeuren (Swabia), Kunstsammlungen der Abtei
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Ottobeuren Abbey
Contact
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