(left to right): Pope Felix IV, S. Damian, S. Paul, Christ, S. Peter, S. Cosmas. 6th cent (though Pope Felix has clearly been tarted up at some later point). He erected the church on the site of a temple to the Castori (Romulus and Remus) in 527.
The Cotton Genesis (London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho B VI) was a 5th or 6th century Greek luxury copy of the Book of Genesis and was one of the oldest illustrated biblical codices to survive to the modern period. In 1731 it was largely destroyed in the Cotton library fire.
Fragment 4v from the Cotton Genesis (British Library, MS Cotton Otho B. VI), Lot's House.
The Vienna Genesis (Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod. theol. gr.31) is an illuminated manuscript, probably produced in Syria in the first half of the 6th Century. It is the oldest well-preserved, surviving, illustrated biblical codex.
Detail of Folio 12v of the Vienna Genesis, miniature of the story of Jacob