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Wall paintings at The Synagogue at Dura-Europos, Syria

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 250)

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Samuel Anoints David

at Synagogue at Dura-Europos, Syria

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 250)

  • Roman Style
  • figures are stiff, static, and 2 dimensional

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Christian Community House at Dura-Europos, Syria

"The Domus Church"

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 240)

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The Martyrium: Shrine of St. Peter

at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (late 2nd century)

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Arc of the Covenant and two Menorah

from Villa Torlonia Catacomb at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (3rd Century A.D.)

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The Good Shepherd, Jonah, and orants

from Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (early 4th century A.D.)

  • owes much to greek/roman art
  • Orants: Punctuating figures
  • Syncretism: selective borrowing or assimilation of images from other traditions giving them new meaning or context

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Old St. Peter's Basilica

at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (first half of 4th century A.D.)

  • used classical basilica as model for churches
  • more conducive to type of worship than greek/roman temples
  • large interior space

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Santa Sabina

at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (A.D. 422-432)

  • Austere exterior, intricate interior
  • Spoliation: objects which are looted from other sites and reused

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Santa Costanza

at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 350)

  • The Central Plan
  • Mausoleum of Constantine's daughter

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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

at Ravenna, Italy

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 425)

  • square instead of round central plan

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Vault Mosaic in Ambulatory of Santa Costanza

at Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 350)

  • double imagery (Bacchus/Euchrist) 

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Parting of Lot and Abraham

mosaic at Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. 5th century A.D.)

  • hint of perspective
  • functioned to educate congregation as well as celebrating/praising god
  • churches organized hierarchically: the higher the symbol on the wall, the holier the symbol

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Good Shepherd mosaic

from Mausoleum of Galla Placidia at Ravenna, Italy

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. 5th century A.D.)

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Miracle of Loaves and Fishes

from Sant' Apollinare Nuovo at Ravenna, Italy

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 504)

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Vatican Vergil

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (5th century A.D.)

  • example of lost illustrated manuscripts

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Rebecca and Eliezer at the well

from Vienna Genesis

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (6th century A.D.)

  • birds eye view
  • intended to be clear, not accurate

 

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Christ before Pilate

from the Rossano Gospels

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (6th century A.D.)

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Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 359)

  • Christ in center panel with other biblical scenes around
  • Christ on throne above personification of sky (persistence of pagan imagery - syncretism)

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Santa Maria Antiqua Sarcophagus

Late Antiqutiy/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 270)

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Christ as Good Shepherd

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 300-350)

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Christ Seated

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 350-375)

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Ivory Diptych of the Symmachi

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 400)

  • shows endurance of traditional cults and classical style

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Ivory Diptych of Archangel Michael

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. 6th century A.D.)

  • mixture of classical style and flatness/rigidity of christian art

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Suicide of Judas and Crucifixion of Christ

Late Antiquity/Early Christian Art (ca. A.D. 420)

  • made of ivory
  • earliest narrative portrayal of crucifixion
  • Christ is neither dead nor in pain