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Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will present an introduction to early Christian art and architecture.
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A Jewish house of worship.


An underground cemetery with tunnels and rooms with burial chambers.


Burial chambers in a catacomb.

Orant Figures

Image of a person in the Early Christian position of prayer, with arms outstretched.




Image of Catacombs S. Sebastiano, Rome, Photo by Patrick Denker, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catacombs_S._Sebastiano_Rome2.jpg; Image of Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus, Rome, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilpert_060.jpg; Image of Fresco in Dura-Europos, Public Domain, http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Dura_Europos_fresco_Jews_cross_Red_Sea.jpg