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Images of Christ

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will discuss some of the earliest images of Jesus Christ.

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Notes on "Images of Christ"

This lesson discusses the earliest representations of Jesus Christ in art.

Citations

Image of Christ as Sol Invictus, Mausoleum of the Julii, Rome, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christus_Sol_Invictus.jpeg; Image of Christ the Good Shepherd from Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Good_shepherd_01.jpg; Image of Christ the Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Mausoleums_der_Galla_Placidia_in_Ravenna_002.jpg;

Terms to Know
Iconography

A type of visual symbolism. Christian iconography for instance, might make references to the biblical story of the nativity.

Syncretism

Attempt of union between differing or opposing practices in religion or philosophy.