Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 5
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Adam and Eve ParadiseTree of Life
Exodus The Tabernacle God shows Moses templates of the tabernacle (Exod. 26:30)
Wisdom (A.V. Wisdom of Solomon) Sap. 9:6: Dixisti me aedificare templum in monte sancto tuo ..., similitudinem tabernaculi sancti tui quod praeparasti ab initio (And hast commanded me to build a temple on thy holy mount ...)
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Prophecy of the Root of Jesse (Isa. 11) Isa. 11:1: Et egredietur virga de radice Jesse, et flos de radice ejus ascendet (And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root)
Ezechiel (A.V. Ezekiel) Vision of the Temple (Ez. 40-48) The water coming forth from the Temple (Ez. 47:1-12)Ezechiel sees water coming out of the right-hand side of the Temple (Ez. 47:1 - liturgical paraphrase: Vidi aquam egredientem de templo a latere dextro)
Ezechiel (A.V. Ezekiel) Vision of the Temple (Ez. 40-48) The water coming forth from the Temple (Ez. 47:1-12)Downstream, the water becomes deeper and deeper (Ez. 47:3-5)
Ezechiel (A.V. Ezekiel) Vision of the Temple (Ez. 40-48) The water coming forth from the Temple (Ez. 47:1-12)Every soul drinking from this water will be healed
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryMiraculous ImagesBirkensteinHistory of the PilgrimageIn 1710, the provost of Fischbachau laid the first stone for the new church in the shape of the Holy House of Loreto, replacing the original chapel
Saints
ApostlesPaul Epistles of PaulAd RomanosRom. 11:16: Quod si delibatio sancta est, et massa : et si radix sancta, et rami (For if the firstfruit be holy, so is the lump also: and if the root be holy, so are the branches)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Clergy Monasteries, Canonries, Abbots and ProvostsScheyernBenedict II. Meydling (1709-1722)
Further details
The arms are probably those of Benedict Meydling, who was abbot of Scheyern (to which Fischbachau belonged) at the time of the laying of the first stone for the new church in Birkenstein
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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