Earliest christian images
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09-09-2016, 05:34 PM
Earliest christian images
I don't know if this will interest any of you but I kinda find it fascinating, myself.

Here is one of the earliest images of Jesus. He's sporting short hair and wearing a short toga, Roman style, and has a sheep on his shoulder. This is dated to around 250 CE.

[Image: good-shepherd-pa-pd.jpg]

Here's another one dated to around the same time.

[Image: buen_pastor_2.jpg]

But if found this is interesting image from Pompeii and I believe it's dated to around 45 to 70 CE. This guy is riding what looks to be a sheep. I think it might be one of the lesser Roman gods but I could be wrong. It might be a theatrical scene. Does anyone know what this Pompeii fresco story is about?

[Image: 20120227-Fresco%20PompeiiAffreschi_roman...d_Elle.JPG]

This is the page it's from but it doesn't tell what the fresco is all about either.

http://factsanddetails.com/world/cat56/s...m2067.html

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He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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09-09-2016, 06:00 PM
RE: Earliest christian images
(09-09-2016 05:34 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  This guy is riding what looks to be a sheep...


[Image: 20120227-Fresco%20PompeiiAffreschi_roman...d_Elle.JPG]

Probably painted in New Zealand?

Cool

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09-09-2016, 06:02 PM
RE: Earliest christian images
I think that image from Pompeii is Phrixus riding the ram that would be sacrificed to create the golden fleece once he reached the safety of Colchis.

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