The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins detail, 1838–42, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow
Artemis: the parable… :-/
From Wiki: “The Parable of the Ten Virgins, also known as the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, is one of the well known parables of Jesus. It appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to the Gospel of Matthew 25:1-13 the five virgins who are prepared for the bridegroom’s arrival are rewarded, while the five who are not prepared are excluded from his marriage feast. The parable has a clear eschatological theme: be prepared for the Day of Judgment.
It was one of the most popular parables in the Middle Ages, with enormous influence on Gothic art, sculpture and the architecture of German and French cathedrals…” Read more at wiki: HERE