Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Still more on Jesus' face at Shivta

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: The Face of the Baptized Jesus at Shivta (Emma Maayan-Fanar, Ravit Linn, Yotam Tepper and Guy Bar-Oz).
The importance of the find of the wall painting in the Baptistery of the North Church at Shivta is enormous: it is a rare survival of early Byzantine iconography and an original wall painting in its architectural setting. This finding enriches our knowledge of subjects and techniques used to decorate early Byzantine churches, providing insight into the religious and the cultural life of Byzantine Shivta, and bringing us closer to early Christian representations of the Christ.
Background here and links. And another recent discovery at Shivta is noted here.

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