By Roald Dijkstra

"The Apostles in Early Christian artwork and Poetry" offers the 1st in-depth research of the origins of the illustration of the apostles (the twelve disciples and Paul) in verse and photograph within the overdue vintage Greco-Roman global (250-400). particularly within the West, the apostles are omnipresent, specifically on sarcophagi and in Biblical and martyr poetry. They basically functionality as witnesses of Christ s remain on the earth, yet Peter and Paul also are well known saints in their personal. sometimes, the opposite apostles come to the fore as person figures. Direct impact from artwork on poetry or vice versa seems to be tough to track, yet vital advancements of past due vintage society are mirrored within the illustration of the apostles in either media."

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Practical matters (especially the weight of the sarcophagus) impeded this. g. the study by Huskinson (1982). 160 Dresken-Weiland (2003) 98–198, pp. 185–98 in particular. Cf. id. ” For statements similar to those of DreskenWeiland see already Caillet (1993) 130. Cf. ” 161 See Turcan (1999) 167: “Elle (sc. ” 162 See for an extensive description of the different stages of a Christian burial Rush (1941), emphasising the differences in burial practices before and after Constantine on p. 154; very concise Davies (2004).

109 Whereas cultural factors are of influence on production, the result of the production process—the actual poem or object of art—influences the process of attribution of meaning of other poems and artefacts. The success of a particular image, for example, in most cases incites an increasing production of new ones (copies) or a differentiation of genres/categories of art in which the image is used: the Dominus legem dat (traditionally traditio legis) is assumed to have originally been depicted in the apse of a church, but it was soon found on gold glasses and sarcophagi as well.

219–590. Cf. for the French sarcophagi Immerzeel (1994) and Caillet (1993) 128–30. For Spain, see Ripoll Lopez (1993) and Schlunk and Hauschild (1978) 21. Cazes (1993) 70 suggests activity of wandering craftsmen or workshops. 125 See Rep 1 680: all sarcophagi mentioned are indicated with the numbers from the Repertoria der christlich-antiken Sarkophage. Catacomb paintings are referred to with a F-number, found in Provoost (2011abc). Material that is not in these catalogues is indicated with another convenient designation.

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