Chapter 10- Early Christian and Byzantine Art
How did Constantine allow Christianity to spread?
How/where did Early Christ...
Early Christian sarcophagus , Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome, 4th century.
Christ as the Good Shepherd , catacomb of Priscilla , Rome, 2nd–3rd century
Floor Plan of Old St. Peter's Basilica- Rome 333-390
St. Paul outside the walls, Rome, begun 385 AD
Exterior of San Vitale , Ravenna, A.D. 540–547
Interior of San Vitale looking east toward the apse, A.D. 540–547
Apse mosaic
showing Christ with San Vitale, Bishop Ecclesius, and two angels, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
Court of Justinian , apse mosaic, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
Court of Theodora , apse mosaic, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), completed A.D. 537
PendantivesTriangular structures
between the tops of the
arches which the dome
sits upon
Detail of arcade spandrels
and capital, Hagia Sophia.
Christ ,
Deësis mosaic ,
Hagia Sophia, 13th century
Apse Mosaic - Virgin and Child
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife , from the Vienna Genesis , early 6th century
Saint Peter ,
Church of Saint Catherine's monastery,
Mount Sinai, Egypt,
6th or 7th century.
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  1. 1. Chapter 10- Early Christian and Byzantine Art How did Constantine allow Christianity to spread? How/where did Early Christians worship? How were Roman basilicas transformed? What is the significance of Justinian? What is the compulsory style of Byzantine icons? catacombs, altar, apse, narthex, transept, clerestory, pendantives, lunettes, codex, vellum, parchment, Byzantine, Icons, Justinian, Theodora, SanVitale, Ravena, Hagia Sophia,,
  2. 2. Early Christian sarcophagus , Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome, 4th century.
  3. 3. Christ as the Good Shepherd , catacomb of Priscilla , Rome, 2nd–3rd century
  4. 4. Floor Plan of Old St. Peter's Basilica- Rome 333-390
  5. 5. St. Paul outside the walls, Rome, begun 385 AD
  6. 6. Exterior of San Vitale , Ravenna, A.D. 540–547
  7. 7. Interior of San Vitale looking east toward the apse, A.D. 540–547
  8. 8. Apse mosaic showing Christ with San Vitale, Bishop Ecclesius, and two angels, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
  9. 9. Court of Justinian , apse mosaic, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
  10. 10. Court of Theodora , apse mosaic, San Vitale, c. A.D. 547
  11. 11. Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), completed A.D. 537
  12. 12. PendantivesTriangular structures between the tops of the arches which the dome sits upon
  13. 13. Detail of arcade spandrels and capital, Hagia Sophia.
  14. 14. Christ , Deësis mosaic , Hagia Sophia, 13th century
  15. 15. Apse Mosaic - Virgin and Child
  16. 16. Joseph and Potiphar's Wife , from the Vienna Genesis , early 6th century
  17. 17. Saint Peter , Church of Saint Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt, 6th or 7th century.

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