Christian Wentzinger

Mary Immaculate, 1760/65

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The "untainted one" is standing on the globe, which is encircled by a serpent. This idea behind this topos is an understanding of Mary as a person who is pure and free from sin. She is able to resist temptation, symbolised by the serpent, because she has been chosen by God. A depiction of this kind is often accompanied by twelve stars. Wentzinger also implemented the "Maria Immaculata" topos in monumental form.

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