Catacomb of Priscilla

Websites for Christian [and Jewish] catacombs

The Christian Catacombs of Rome

The Catacombs of Rome

International Catacomb Society

Archeology and Christianity [Seton Hall course]

Out of the Depths: The Christian Catacombs of Ancient Rome  [Belmont Honors course by Dr. Joseph Byrne]

Websites for Catacomb of Priscilla

The Catacomb of Priscilla

 

Cubiculum of the Velatio

Lunette of the Velatio

Lunette of the Velatio

Lunette of the Velatio, detail: Veiled Orant

Lunette of the Velatio, detail: Veiled Orant

Lunette of the Velatio, detail: Veiled Orant

Lunette of the Velatio, detail: Mother with Child

Lunette of Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac

Lunette of the Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace [N.B. color values incorrect] 

Lunette of the Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace

Lunette of Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace, detail: Three Young Men

Ceiling: Medallion and Praying Figures

Ceiling Medallion: Christ as Good Shepherd

Ceiling Medallion: Christ as Good Shepherd

Ceiling Medallion: Christ as Good Shepherd

 

 

Gallery Three

Mother and Child with Prophet Balaam pointing to star

 

Greek Chapel

Interior

Interior [N.B. Color values incorrect]

Arch, detail: Adoration of the Magi

Lunette of the Breaking of the Bread

Lunette of the Breaking of the Bread, detail

Lunette of the Breaking of the Bread, detail

Gallery Eight

Peacock

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