Art in Faith

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Glass Eucharistic Paten (Christ with two Apostles). early 4th century. Castulo (Hispania Baetica. Hispania) Roman Empire

00 Eucharistic Paten 02. 4th c Spain. Castulo Hispania. 04.10.14

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00 Eucharistic Paten 01. 4th c Spain. 04.10.14

Glass Eucharistic Paten (Christ with two Apostles)

Unknown Artist

early 4th century

Castulo (Hispania Baetica. Hispania) Roman Empire  

near Linares (Jaén Province. Autonomous Community of Andalucía) SPAIN

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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?

BMD

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