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Author Couzin, Robert, author.

Title The traditio legis : anatomy of an image / Robert Couzin.

Publication Info. Oxford : Archaeopress, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Series Archaeopress archaeology
Archaeopress archaeology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The bearded and mature figure of Christ stands majestically raising his right hand, open palm facing the viewer. In his left he holds an unfurled scroll. Saints Peter and Paul appear on either side, Peter approaching to catch or protect the dangling bookroll. This image, the so-called traditio legis, first appeared in late fourthcentury Rome in a variety of media, from the monumental to the miniature, including mosaic, catacomb painting, gold-glass and, the most numerous group, marble relief carving on sarcophagi. This monograph engages in a close reading of the traditio legis, highlighting its novelty and complexity to early Christian viewers.
Audience Specialized.
Note Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Jesus Christ -- Iconography.
Relief (Sculpture), Early Christian.
Art, Early Christian.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Pictorial works.
Added Author Archaeopress, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: 9781784910815
ISBN 1784910821
9781784910822 (electronic bk.)