nov 29 - Art History Menorahs and the Ark of the Covenant...

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Art History November 29, 2007 Menorahs and the Ark of the Covenant , 3 rd century, Villa Torlonia, Rome, Jewish, Italy Mosaic Floor , c. 530, Maon (Menois), Jewish, Egypt -What are the traditional symbols in this work and what do they represent? -Lions of Judea, menorah, -rams horn, caged bird, free birds, citrus fruits, palm tree CHRISTIANITY Orpheus Surrounded by Animals , 4 th century, Aegina, Early Christian, Greece -Hellenistic and roman empire work -Rigid formal anti naturalistic style -New meaning to pagan symbols and tales -Syncretism= the use of a motif that’s common in the pagan world (myths)…but giving them new meaning and relating them to Christian figures -Typology= the Christian took and Old Testament figure and used it as a precursor to the life of Jesus -was musician had nice voice drew animals and people to himself he went to Greece men followed him women found Orpheus and ripped him apart his head sang -Sacrificed suffering Good Shepherd, Orants, and the Story of Jonah , late 3 rd -early 4 th century, Catacomb of Saints Pietro and Marcellino
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