Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise: Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity

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New perspectives are provided on late antique cults, popular entertainment, and the decoration of Christian churches through a fresh look at Christian writings, popular ceramics, and elite works of mosaic, metalwork, and marble sculpture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Second Look
9
A Female Emblem of Deliverance in Early Christian Popular Art
65
Chapter Three Two Men in White Observations on an Early Christian Lamp from North Africa with the Ascension of Christ
107
Chapter Four Anicius Auchenius Bassus African Red Slip Ware and the Church
133
An Egyptian Theological Symbol in Plutarch and Clement of Alexandria
149
Chapter Six Clement of Alexandria Acrobats and the Elite
175
Jonah Daniel and their Rivals
203
Chapter Ten Apocalyptic Themes in the Monumental and Minor Art of Early Christianity
327
Chapter Eleven Odysseus Wanders into Late Antiquity
383
The Roman Context of Martyrdom
405
Cumulative Bibliography and Short Titles
435
Index of Subjects and Names
461
Index of Museums
477
Index of Ancient and Medieval Authors and Writings
479
Index of Latin Greek and Hebrew Words
482

The Dioscuri in an Early Christian Context
255
Emblems of Catholic Identity in Christian Literature and Art
301
PLATES
485
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