Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 3
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
TechnologyMetallurgyIdentification and separation of MetalsTouchstones to identify metals
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Ecclesiasticus Ecclus 6:22: Quasi lapidis virtus probatio erit in illis, et non demorabuntur projicere illam (She shall be to them (the unlearned) as a mighty stone of trial, and they will cast her from them bef
Jonas (A.V. Jonah) Jonas disgorged by the sea-monster (2:11)
Further details
Jonas being disgorged form the whale alludes to the illness and healing of the priest, the reference to the touchstone may suggest that Mary proved without any ambiguity that she wanted to be venerated in this image
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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