Monday, October 06, 2014

Photos of a 4th Century Glass Plate With Image of Christ Discovered in Spain

From the BBC website, here are some photos of a plate believed to have been used for the consecration of the host. The articles describes the figure as wearing a philosopher's toga and beardless (the latter was common in early images as far as I am aware). What strikes me is the beauty of glasswork. The two figures are, we told, believed to be Peter and Paul.

a reconstruction of the image is below...

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