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Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will present an introduction to early Christian art and architecture.
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Notes on "Early Christian Art and Architecture"

Key Terms


An underground cemetery with tunnels and rooms with burial chambers.


A Jewish house of worship.


Burial chambers in a catacomb.

Orant figures

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

Image Credits

Location of Dura-Europos, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Image-Diaspora_synagogues_in_Antiquity.png, Replica of murals at synagogue of Dura-Europos in Tel-Aviv, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dara_Europos_replica.jpg, Dura-Europos Fresco, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dura_Europos_fresco_Moses_from_river.jpg, Remains of church at Dura-Europos, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DuraEuropos-Church.jpg, Christ Healing the Paralytic from Dura-Europos, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dura-europos-paralytic.jpg, Women Visiting Christ’s Tomb from Dura-Europos, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dura_Europos_baptistry_women_at_the_tomb.jpg, Image of Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus, Rome, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilpert_060.jpg