Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Stations of the Cross
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Proverbs Various Proverbs (Prov. 10-22:16) Prov. 16:32: Melior est patiens viro forti; et qui dominatur animo suo, expugnatore urbium (The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh cities)
Life of Christ
Passion Way to CalvaryChrist falling under the CrossEmblems
Passion CyclesStations of the CrossBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung (Josef Grass and Georg Zelger, c1780, incomplete, with emblems)Stations 3 and 4
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Panel and Canvas PaintingsBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, Stations of the Cross (Josef Grass and Georg Zelger, c1780)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
Plants and Trees Tree (generic)Bent by Storm
HeartNot WingedTwo hearts pierced by the same arrow
Further details
Inspired by Stations of the Cross from St Peter's in Munich (Heinrich Karth, 1776); Lemma: Ein geduldiger ist besser als ein starker (Prov. 16:32)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Grass, Josef Franz Xaver (born 1737, died 1788-1789) and Zelger, Georg (active by c1780)
DATE
circa 1780
LOCATION
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the shrine administration
Contact
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