Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 4
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Adam and Eve ParadiseTree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion Adaptations of the Fall
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)The following morning, Jacob anoints the stone on which he had slept (Gen. 28:18)
Numbers The Roles of Priests and Levites (Num. 3-10) Making a camp wherever the cloud stood still (Num. 917)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Ark returns to Jerusalem (2 Kings 6-7) The ark is brought from Obededom's house to Jerusalem (2 Kings 6:12)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 2:13: Sponsus: Ficus protulit grossos suos ... Surge, amica mea ... (Bridegroom: The fig tree hath put forth her green figs ... Arise, my love ...) Second part of verse: Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni (Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe candle not placed under a bushel but on a candlestick (Mt. 5:15, Mc. 4:21, Lc. 11:33)
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryMiraculous ImagesBirkensteinHistory of the PilgrimageAfter the chapel was built, pilgrims started arriving in 1673, and in 1692 an extension was added
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Miners
Further details
Left (perhaps belonging to panel 3, although iconographically fitting better to 4): Jacob anoints the stone, the Israelites pitching their tents, decorative figures, tree linked to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (for no clear reason); right: Song of Songs, Parable of the Candle, Ark)
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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