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Images of Christ

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will discuss some of the earliest images of Jesus Christ.

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The Moschophoros or Calf-Bearer, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACMA_Moschophoros.jpg, Christ as the Good Shepherd: Catacomb of Priscilla, Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Good_Shepherd_Catacomb_of_Priscilla.jpg, Christ as the Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Mausoleums_der_Galla_Placidia_in_Ravenna_002.jpg, Christ as Sol Invictus, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ChristAsSol.jpg, Constantine as Sol Invictus, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Follis-Constantine-lyons_RIC_VI_309.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.