Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 1
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsStag
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Ezechiel (A.V. Ezekiel) God as shepherd of Israel (Ez. 34)
Osee (A.V. Hosea)Os. 1:14: Lactabo eam (I will allure her)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe treasure hidden in the field (Mt. 13:44)
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryMiraculous ImagesBirkensteinHistory of the PilgrimagePilgrims come to pray at a Bildstock atop a large rock
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Miners Digging in a mine
Further details
The text at the top is from Osee, the first half of the central text (I will let them lie down on the good paths) is probably a paraphrase of vv. Ez. 34:14 and 15, both linked to the stags; the second half refers to the treasure hidden in the field, probably linked to the mining scene beneath
ARTIST/CREATOR
Weidinger, Johann Georg (active by 1761)
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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