Download PDF by Roald Dijkstra: The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

By Roald Dijkstra

ISBN-10: 9004298045

ISBN-13: 9789004298040

"The Apostles in Early Christian paintings and Poetry" offers the 1st in-depth research of the origins of the illustration of the apostles (the twelve disciples and Paul) in verse and picture within the past due old Greco-Roman global (250-400). particularly within the West, the apostles are omnipresent, particularly on sarcophagi and in Biblical and martyr poetry. They essentially functionality as witnesses of Christ s remain in the world, yet Peter and Paul also are renowned saints in their personal. sometimes, the opposite apostles come to the fore as person figures. Direct effect from paintings on poetry or vice versa seems to be tough to track, yet vital advancements of past due old society are mirrored within the illustration of the apostles in either media."

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Cf. id. ” For statements similar to those of DreskenWeiland see already Caillet (1993) 130. Cf. ” 161 See Turcan (1999) 167: “Elle (sc. ” 162 See for an extensive description of the different stages of a Christian burial Rush (1941), emphasising the differences in burial practices before and after Constantine on p. 154; very concise Davies (2004). The burial of the poor gradually became the responsibility of the Church in the fourth century, see Osiek (2008). Cf. v. -gebrauche der Spätantike aufs engste an die der frühen u.

151 The position of the Church towards images in general is a separate discussion, which I do not address here since the acceptation of figural imagery is a sine qua non for my corpus. Although figurative Christian art was ubiquitous in the fourth century, some clergy remained opposed to it, among whom Epiphanius of Salamis is one of the most famous examples. Murray (1977) is still a good starting point for further investigation of this subject. 4) made the decoration of these coffins a highly private matter on which control was both difficult and unnecessary.

Korol (2011) 1633 (note 101) and Jonckheere (2006) 97 (note 4). 136 See especially Testini (1969) for the apostles Peter and Paul in the arti minori. For early Christian reliquaries see the catalogue by Buschhausen (1971), with the comments by Kalinowski (2011) 2; 131 (note 686) and Noga-Banai (2008) 156–8 and 163 (her catalogue numbers 3, 4, 6 and 16, which were not mentioned by Buschhausen or Kalinowski). Béjaoui (1984) discusses several examples of African pottery bearing images of Peter and Paul: apparently, African pottery in general shows the two apostles mostly on both sides of a cross, see id.

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