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Elements of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

3rd C. BCE. A common image in ancient Greece of a shepherd carrying a sheep over his shoulders, continued in roman art. Later co-opted by early christians as a metaphorical image of Christ in mosaics. Marble. Vatican Museum.

The Good Shepherd, century CE. A common image in ancient Greece of a shepherd carrying a sheep over his shoulders, continued in Roman art. Later co-opted by early christians as a metaphorical image of Christ in mosaics, Vatican Museum, Rome.

EARLY CHRISTIAN STAMP SEAL WITH A FISH, c. 4th-6th century AD. Hard fired clay with remains of handle on rv. 3.25 inches diameter. Rare

Early Christian stamp seal depicting a fish, century AD. Hard fired clay with remains of handle on rv. in diameter.

St. Agnes  Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna.  Fourteen Plates in Color.  Translated from the German, 1946.  Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German,

Early Christian Symbols | Ship image found in Christian catacombs

Ship as a Symbol of the Church (Bark of St. Peter) -- Early Christian Symbols of the Ancient Church

Christian symbols of two fish and what appears to be a trident, which was probably a disguise for the cross symbol, which might identify the person as a Christian and subject his family to persecution. Catacombs.

Writings from the catacombs of Rome by persecuted christians hiding out.

Tara Brooch, Celtic, c. 700 CE. It is generally considered to be the most impressive of over 50 elaborate Irish brooches to have been discovered. It was found in 1850 and rapidly recognised as one of the most important works of early Christian Irish Insular art; Like most brooches of the period, it contains neither Christian nor pagan religious motifs, and was made for a wealthy patron, almost certainly male, who wanted a personal expression of status. National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

The Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch of about 700 AD generally considered to be the most impressive of over 50 elaborate Irish brooches to have been discovered. It was found in 1850 and rapidly recognised as one of the most important works of early Christia

The first Christians adopted the fish as a symbol as shown in the Roman catacombs. IKHTHUS means fish in Greek, and can be interpreted as Iêsus KHristos THéou Uios Sôter, i.e. Jesus-Christ, son of the God Saviour.

Fish in early Christian (Coptic) art Limestone, Egypt, century B.fish and cross, still christian symbolism

Frieze with the early Christian symbol of peace, Roman Civilization, 2nd century. Rome, Museo Della Civiltà Romana (Museum Of Roman

Frieze with the early Christian symbol of peace, Roman Civilization, century. Rome, Museo Della Civiltà Romana (Museum Of Roman- like to see the cloud that made that sign.and it was "by this sign you shall conquer"

COPTIC TEXTILE. Egypt, Christian Period, c. 4th-6th century AD. Double-weave fabric with large ornate early Christian cross, bird(s) & chalices in the field. Right edge lost. 8.5 x 10 inches

Egypt, Christian Period, c. Double-weave fabric with large ornate early Christian cross, bird(s) & chalices in the field. Right edge lost. x 10 inches

The Peculiarity of Early Christian Worship (or How Early Christians Managed to Offend Just about Everybody) – Canon Fodder

The Peculiarity of Early Christian Worship (or How Early Christians Managed to Offend Just about Everybody) – Canon Fodder

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