Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Sacristy
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Proverbs Banquets of Wisdom and Folly (Prov. 9:1-6, 13-18) Prov. 9:1: Sapientia adificavit sibi domum, excidit columnas septem (Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven pillars)
Proverbs Banquets of Wisdom and Folly (Prov. 9:1-6, 13-18) Prov. 9:3-5: Misit ancillas suas ... insipientibus locuta est: venite ... (She hath sent her maids ... to the unwise she said: Come ...)
Proverbs Praise of the valiant woman (Prov. 31:10-31) Prov. 31:14: Facta et quasi navis institoris, de longe portans panem suum (She is like the merchant' s ship, she bringeth her bread from afar)
Life of Christ
Infancy AnnunciationEmblem CyclesBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, Sacristy cupboards (3rd quarter 18th century, emblems on Annunciation and Incarnation)
Saints
ApostlesPaul Epistles of PaulAd HebraeosHebr. 10:3 (and more often): Ecce venio (Behold, I come)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Panel and Canvas PaintingsBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, Sacristy cupboards (3rd quarter 18th century, primary on the incarnations, many images show liturgical objects, probably fragment of a larger series)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
MammalsDeerDear leaping
Means of TransportShipSailing
Biblical scenes House of Wisdom (Prov. 9:1)
Further details
The image shows probably the House of Wisdom (Prov. 9:1), with the invitation of Wisdom (Prov. 9:4-6) quoted at the top. The ship may be labelled with Prov. 31:14, the leaping dear has a reference to Hebrews, the inscription at the bottom right is about bringing fruits
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bavaria
DATE
3rd quarter 18th century
LOCATION
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
22
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the shrine administration
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk