Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 4
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Ecclesiasticus Ecclus 24:22: Ego quasi terebinthus extendi ramos meos (I have stretched out my branches as the turpentine tree)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe mustard seed (Mt. 13:31-32, Mc. 4:31-32, Lc. 13:18-19)Adaptations
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
The image of the tree under which a woman presenting her heart rests is explained by three biblical quotations: Ecclus 24:22, speaking of wisdom stretching out her branches, one unidentified (und ziehest die hertzen freindlich an - you gently attract the hearts), one from Mc 4:31
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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