Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
Obelisks
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Painting at the entrance
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
MedicineIllnesses Sick persons (generic)
MedicineVeterinary medicine
ScienceAcousticsEcho
Flora and Fauna
BirdsDove
BirdsChicken, Hen, Cock
BirdsFalcon or Buzzard
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph and Pharaoh (Gen. 41)In the years of dearth, Pharaoh sends the Egyptians to Joseph (Ite ad Joseph), who opens the storehouses (Gen. 41:54-57)
Genesis Noah The Flood (Gen. 6:1-9:17)Noah and the animals enter the Ark (Gen. 7: 1-9)
Exodus Moses and the burning bush Moses takes up his rod again (Exod. 4:4)
Judges Gideon (Jud. 6-8) Gideon brings a sacrifice and an angel appears (Jud. 6:19-21)
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) David and Goliath (1 Kings 17) David kills Goliath with a sling (1 Kings 17:49)
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) Elias and the dearth in Israel (3 Kings 17-18) At Elias's prayer rain comes (3 Kings 18:42-45)
Job Job's reply to Sophar (Job 12-14) Job asks if God will protect him in death (Job 14:13)
Psalms Psalms 1-50 (Vulg.), 1-51 (AV) Psalm 30 (Vulg.), 31 (AV): In te, Domine, speravi
Psalms Psalms 1-50 (Vulg.), 1-51 (AV) Psalm 35 (Vulg.), 36 (AV): Dixit injustus
Psalms Psalms 51-100 (Vulg.), 52-101 (AV) Psalm 90 (Vulg.), 91 (AV): Qui habitat
Psalms Psalms 101-150 (Vulg.) Psalm 103 (Vulg.), 104 (AV): Benedic, anima mea, Domino, Domine
Psalms Psalms 101-150 (Vulg.) Psalm 110 (Vulg.), 111 (AV): Confitebor tibi
Proverbs Praise of Wisdom (Prov. 7-8) Prov. 8:15: Per me reges regnant (By me kings reign)
Ecclesiasticus Ecclus. 24:24: Ego mater pulchrae dilectionis et timoris et agnitionis et sanctae spei (I am the mother of fair love and of fear and of knowledge and of holy hope)
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Threats against Babylon (Is. 14)Isa. 14:23: Scopabo eam in scopa terens (I will sweep it and wear it out with a besom)
Life of Christ
Ministry TeachingChrist and the Samaritan Woman
Ministry TeachingChrist teaching (and rejected) in Nazareth (Mark 6:1-6)
Ministry MiraclesWedding feast at CanaServants filling the waterpots
Apocalypse (Revelation)
Apocalyptic dragon (outside Biblical narrative)
Virgin Mary
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Bible Ecclus 24:24: Ego mater pulchrae dilectionis, et timoris, et agnitionis, et sanctae spei (I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Bible 3 Kings 10:18-20: Mary on the Throne of Solomon (flanked by 14 lions)
SymbolsSymbols taken neither from the Bible nor the Litany of LoretoConstellation Virgo
SymbolsSymbols taken neither from the Bible nor the Litany of LoretoLens (creating fire)
Saints
ApostlesPaul LifeVoyage to Rome (Acts 27-28)The storm (Acts 27:14-40)
Miscellaneous
IntercessionThe Virgin Mary intercedes with the Trinity
PilgrimageEx votos
Praying Person in prayerbefore the Virgin Mary
Angels
FightingDevils
Various activitiesCleaning a building
Various activitiesReading
The Soul
Seeking refuge from the devil
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Virtues and Vices
Virtues TheologicalCyclesSingle image
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Panel and Canvas PaintingsBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, painting at entrance (Josef Grass, 1761, emblems and Biblical scenes on the Intercession of the Virgin Mary)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
Celestial bodiesSunSun giving light to moon
Celestial bodiesMoonMoon receiving light from sun
HeartNot WingedBurning
Means of TransportAnchor
Means of TransportShipMan rescued from sinking ship
SOCIAL LIFE
Triumphs
Trophies
Professions and trades
AgriculturalPruning
Domestic life
Housework and servantsCleaning
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Grass, Josef Franz Xaver (born 1737, died 1788-1789)
DATE
1761
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