Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
Ottobeuren Abbey - Abbot's winter apartment (second floor) Staircase (Room 3e, Staircase A)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Images of Christ
AllegoriesInvolving sheepLamb of God
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionAllegoriesOttobeuren, Benediktinerabtei, Staircase A (Franz Anton Erler, 1728), the Immaculate Conception with Justice and Grace
Catechism (Creed, Pater noster, Sacraments, Works of Mercy etc)
7 Sacraments Eucharist Allegories
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Redemption
Further details
Christ's blood, present in the Eucharist, and a personification - perhaps of Redemption or of Christ's victory - (with a spongue) wash away the records of human sin - on the opposite side of the dome is the Justice of God pointing to an image of the Fall
ARTIST/CREATOR
Erler, Franz Anton (c1700-1745)
DATE
1728
LOCATION
Ottobeuren (Swabia), Benediktinerabtei
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Gabriele Dischinger et al., Ottobeuren: Barocke Bildwelt des Klostergebäudes in Malerei und Plastik, vol. 2, Sankt Ottilien 2014, pp. 240, 242-245
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Ottobeuren Abbey
Contact
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