Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
EttalAbbey St. Mariae Himmelfahrt Choir - DomeVault (Trinity and saints)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Adam and Eve In heaven
Genesis Abraham and Isaac The sacrifice of IsaacThe angel stays Abraham's sword but does not point to the ramWithout servants
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)Jacob sees in his dream the angels ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. 28:12-15)
Genesis Noah Single figure
Genesis Noah The sons of Noah as Ancestors of the peoples of the earth (cf. Gen. 9:19)
Exodus Moses: single figure
Exodus Aaron: single figure
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel)David As musicianHolding the harp but not playing it
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) Solomon - single figure
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) Elias - single figure
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Eliseus - Single figure
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Single Figure
Daniel Single figure
Habacuc (A.V. Habakkuk) Habacuc as prophet Single figure
2 Machabees (A.V. Maccabees) The Mother and Seven Brothers as Saints
Images of Christ
Risen Christ Without attributes
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Assumption With the Trinity
Life of the Virgin Assumption Angels and Saints awaiting Mary in heaven
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Bible Sap. 7:26: Speculum sine macula (Mirror without stain)
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Litany of Loreto Foederis arca (Ark of the covenant)
Saints
ApostlesJames the Great Single figure
Saints A - ZStephenSingle figure
Saints A - ZJohn the Baptist Single figureBeardedWithout lamb
Saints A - ZAnne, mother of the Virgin Mary with St Joachim
Saints A - ZJoseph Single figureWithout Christ Child
Saints A - ZDismas (Good Thief) Single Figure
Saints A - ZElizabeth (mother of John the Baptist)
Saints A - ZZacharias (father of John the Baptist) Single figure
God the Father
Single figure
Angels
Holding objectsCenser
Holding objectsLily
Holding objectsFlower Crown
Holding objectsRose
Musicians
SOCIAL LIFE
Music
Musical instrumentsStringBowedViola or Lira da braccio
Musical instrumentsStringBowedVioloncello
Musical instrumentsWind BrassTrumpet
Musical instrumentsKeyboardOrgan
Further details
The Assumption is shown in Knoller's altarpiece (1786), the Trinity and saints above in his dome painting (1769) - only saints who predeceased Mary are shown
ARTIST/CREATOR
Knoller, Martin (1725-1804)
DATE
1769
LOCATION
Ettal, St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland, vol. 2, Munich 1981, pp. 289-292, 314-316, no. C
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Ettal Abbey
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk