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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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Unknown Artist. Virgin of Jeanne d’Évreux. Basilique Cathédrale royale de Saint-Denis. Saint-Denis FRANCE. 1339.

00 Virgin of Jeanne d'Évreux. Basilique Cathédrale royale de Saint-Denis. Saint-Denis FRANCE. 1339

Virgin of Jeanne d’Évreux

Unknown Artist

1339

Basilique Cathédrale royale de Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis (Arrondissement Saint-DenisDépartement Seine-Saint-Denis. Région Île-de-FranceFRANCE

silver gilt and enamel objet d’arte

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Giotto di Bondone. Crucifix. Santa Maria Novella. Firenze ITALY. 1310-17

Crucifix

Giotto di Bondone

1310-17

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

Firenze (Firenze Province. Toscana Region) ITALY

Friday, 17 August 2012

Unknown Artist. Majestas Domini. early 12th century. Pala d’Oro. Basilica di San Marco. Venezia (Province of Venezia. Veneto Region) ITALY

Majestas Domini (Christ in Majesty)

Unknown Artist

early 12th century

Pala d’Oro. Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco

Venezia (Province of Venezia. Veneto Region) ITALY

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