VISA 1Q99 Lecture Notes - Early Christian Art And Architecture, Dura-Europos, Santa Costanza

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Christianity grew as a religion after constantine"s rule. Christianity and judaism believed in encompassing ethics and religion together. Synagogue at dura europas, interior west wall, c. 244-45 ce: this was destroyed. The second temple was destroyed by titus and commemorated in the arch of titus. You could portray stories about the old testament or. Some of the figures are identified with greek inscriptions. In the center there is the torah in each in the form of a scroll. The people would gather to read the torah. This would have been an upper class style in the view of many. Very little 3d, or depth to this work. Moses giving water to the twelve tribes of israel, dura europas, c. 245 ce: an outline or schema of what is taking place. Common to pick a moment in a story that would act as a remembrance. Figures around moses stand with their arms up (this represents giving or receiving, symbolizing their devotion).

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