Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
EttalAbbey St. Mariae Himmelfahrt Nave - DomeSouth: Benedictine Nuns
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
Saints A - ZGertrude of Helfta (OSB) Single figureholding burning heart
Saints A - ZBeatrix de Silva
Saints A - ZMechthild of Hackeborn (OCist) Single figureholding a burning heart
Groups of Saints Saints from the same orderBenedictinesEttal, St. Mariae Himmelfahrt, Dome (Johann Jakob Zeiller, 1748-1752, most saints without individual attributes))Nuns (Benedictines and other orders following St Benedict's rule)
Further details
The nuns in blue are probably (although the habit is not correct) Conceptionists who originally followed the Cistercian rule. Fischer identifies the nun with liles as the foundress, Beatrix de Silve, the Corpus rather that with the crozier, the nun with the burning heart is Mechthild or Gertrud)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Zeiller, Johann Jakob (1708-1783)
DATE
1748 - 1752
LOCATION
Ettal, St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland, vol. 2, Munich 1981, pp. 286-288, 296-312, no. A; Pius Fischer, Der Barockmaler Johann Jakob Zeiller und sein Ettaler Werk, Munich 1964, p. 113
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Ettal Abbey
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