Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 4
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
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)
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)
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
Further details
At the top left Jacob anointing the stone, at the top right the man from Song of Songs calling for his beloved. The text next to the deer beneath him could not be identified
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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