Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Painting at the entrance
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
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)
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)
Miscellaneous
PilgrimageEx votos
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Virtues and Vices
Virtues TheologicalCyclesSingle image
Further details
Following the quotation from Ecclesiasticus this section of the image shows the personifications of Faith (of knowledge), Hope (of sacred hope), and instead of Charity the image of Our Lady of Birkenstein (I am the mother of fair love and of fear). The lions of the Throne hold further Marian symbols
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
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