Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 5
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Adam and Eve ParadiseTree of Life
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)
Further details
The quotation at the top comes from Ezechiel, stressing the healing powers of the Tree of Life. The first quotation at the bottom could not be identified, it speaks of multiplying the Tree of Life, the second is a garbled rendering of Rom. 11:16
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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