#464 – A History of the Catholic Church – Imagining the Holy

The first half of the 5th century sees significant changes in Christian artistic representation of Christ and the Virgin Mary in response to the growing power of the Church and the recent controversy over Mary as the Mother of God. Church construction also underwent some important developments both in terms of placement and architecture.

Image of from the Quedlinburg Itala.

Later image of the Hodegetria – perhaps similar to the image recovered by Empress Eudocia

Homily by Asterius of Amasea on wealthy wearing clothes covered with religious images

Mosaics at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia – including mosaic of Good Shepherd

Photo of the wooden panels of the Basilica of Santa Sabina

Description of the wooden panels

The Maskell Passion Ivories

Old Testament Mosaics at Santa Maria Maggiore

Other images of the mosaics of Santa Maria Maggiore

Images of the architecture of Santa Sabina

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#464 – A History of the Catholic Church – Imagining the Holy


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