ARTH 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Orans, Funerary Art, Beth Alpha

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Monotheistic one god (idea that it has been prophesized to their arrival) Religions of the book bible, torah, quran. Art show depictions of arc of the covenant. Wall w/ torah niche, from house-synagogue, dura-europos, syria. The crossing of the red sea, detail of wall painting, dura-europos, syria 244-245 ce. Two scenes combined in one, future and past. The mosaic floor of the beth alpha synagogue galilee, israel 6th century ce. God cannot be depicted so just his hands are shown. Ark of the covenant and menorahs wall painting, villa torlonia, rome 3rd century ce. Good shepard, orants, and story of jonah, painted ceiling of catacomb of saint pietro and marcellino, rome late 3rd and 4th century. On the third day jonah was spit up; on the third day christ rose. Burials loculi: shelves that could hold two to three people. Typology pairing of old testament and new testament scenes to point out an analogous relationship.

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