Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Vault
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Celestial maps and globesMaps
Constellations Northern hemisphereCoronaAs a crown
Constellations Non-canonicalMonogram of the Virgin Mary
Planets Not represented as planetary deitiesIndividualVenus
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
SymbolsMonogram
SymbolsSymbols taken neither from the Bible nor the Litany of LoretoConstellations (not only Virgo)
Further details
Labelled 'merstern' (stella maris)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bavaria
DATE
1761 - 1769 reconstructed after fragments and the 1769 description by Wiegerling in 1989-1994
LOCATION
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the shrine administration
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk