Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
EttalAbbey St. Mariae Himmelfahrt Choir - DomeVault (Trinity and saints)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
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)
Typology and Prophecy
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 6:15-16: The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the house of DavidType for the Assumption of the Virgin (SHS, few manuscripts only)Miscellaneous
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Assumption of the Virgin Mary with 2 Kings 6:15-16: The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the house of David (SHS, few manuscripts only, but the text links it to this Antitype)Miscellaneous
Further details
The angels carrying the Ark of the Covenant may allude to the typological comparison between the entry of the Ark into Jerusalem and the Assumption (depicted in the altarpiece beneath)
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
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