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Altar of the Rosary
Author, school, workshop
Hennevogel workshop
Second half of the 17th century and first half of the 18th century.
Material and technique
Stucco patinated on marble
Height 10 m x width 5.5 m
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Żagań, Poland
On the right, by the presbytery, the 18th-century stucco altar of the Rosary from the Hennevogel workshop funded by Abbot Simon III. The painting in the altarpiece was painted by Antoni Zimmermann. It depicts the Virgin Mary handing a rosary to St Dominic. The painting in the finial shows St Dominic in gloria, by Georg Neunhertz. Between the paintings is a medallion with a ship on a rough sea and the inscription: Save those in danger. Next to the painting are statues of St Ildefonso Archbishop of Toledo, left, and St Patrick Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland. Both venerate the Virgin Mary.