Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Painting at the entrance
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
ScienceAcousticsEcho
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)
Apocalypse (Revelation)
Apocalyptic dragon (outside Biblical narrative)
The Soul
Seeking refuge from the devil
Further details
The soul, escaping from the Apocalyptic dragon, shouts 'Hilf, O Maria', and the echo answer 'ia, ia, ia' (Help, Mary - yes, yes, yes); the text in read reads: I am the mother of fair love (Ecclus. 24:24)
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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