Glass Eucharistic Paten (Christ with two Apostles)
early 4th century
Castulo (Hispania Baetica. Hispania) Roman Empire
near Linares (Jaén Province. Autonomous Community of Andalucía) SPAIN
The BBC made much of the fact that this artefact portrayed a beardless Christ. That’s a fairly common artistic convention in the late Western Roman Empire… ergo, why the surprise? It’s yet another proof that the Beeb has fallen… sad, isn’t it?