DRAIFLESSEN Collection "Heilige Anna"

Exhibition lighting

Place: Mettingen

Category: Arts & Culture

The cabinet exhibition in the study room in Liberna is devoted to St. Anne, her various pictorial forms and the history of her origins and worship.
While in the center of the cabinet exhibition seven sculptures of the different types of a very special pictorial form - Anna Selbdritt - clarified, illustrated manuscripts, incunabula, books after 1500 and graphics from the Liberna Collection the legend of the saints and classified their biographies in the Marian history of worship. All exhibited objects had one thing in common: They showed the popular pious mass worship of the popular saint.
While Saint Anne was still one of the most popular saints at the beginning of the early modern period around 1500, today she has almost fallen into oblivion. In the cult of worship of the grandmother of Christ, themes such as family, marriage and motherhood play a major role. Her life story is not found in the Bible. The so-called apocryphal Proto-Gospel of James is considered the only early Christian source about Maria's parents Joachim and Anna and forms the starting point of further legends - recorded, for example, in the famous "Legenda aurea" by the Italian Dominican monk and later Archbishop of Genoa, Jacobus de Voragine.

Location: Draiflessen Collection
Exhibition architecture: Michaelis Szenografie
Photographer: Henning Rogge