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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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Unknown Artist. Christ with Ss Peter and Paul. Catacomb of Ss Peter and Marcellinus. Roma ITALY. 5th century

Christ with Ss Peter and Paul

Unknown Artist

5th century

Catacomb of Ss Peter and Marcellinus

Roma (Roma Province. Lazio Region) ITALY

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Unknown Artist. Mother of God Enthroned. 867. Naos tis Agias tou Theou Sofias (Church of the Holy Wisdom of God). Istanbul TURKEY

Mother of God Enthroned

Unknown Artist

867    

Naos tis Agias tou Theou Sofias (Church of the Holy Wisdom of God)

Istanbul* (Istanbul Province. Marmara Region) TURKEY

*formerly Constantinople New Rome

Monday, 5 December 2011

Unknown Artist. Majestas Mariae (Mother of God in Majesty). Apse. Basilica di Santa Maria in Domnica alla Navicella. Roma ITALY. 9th century

Majestas Mariae (Mother of God in Majesty)

Unknown Artist

9th century

Apse. Basilica di Santa Maria in Domnica alla Navicella

Roma (Roma Province. Lazio Region) ITALY

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