Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Sacristy
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Infancy AnnunciationEmblem CyclesBirkenstein, Chapel St. Mariae Verkündigung, Sacristy cupboards (3rd quarter 18th century, emblems on Annunciation and Incarnation)
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
Celestial bodiesSunSunbeam focussed by lens
HeartNot WingedBurning
Tools for Scholarship and ScienceLensFocussing sunlight
Further details
Sunlight focussed by a lens sets a heart into flames. The text at the top paraphrases Lc. 1:35 (Spiritus Sanctus superveniet in te - the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee), the text at the bottom means 'Acts without injuy' (sc. the light going through the glass without destroying it)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bavaria
DATE
3rd quarter 18th century
LOCATION
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
13
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