Pottery, pavements, and paradise : iconographic and textual studies on late antiquity / by Annewies van den Hoek, John J. Herrmann, Jr.
- Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, volume 122
- Paulinus of Nola, courtyards, and canthari: a second look / Annewies van den Hoek and John J. Herrmann, Jr -- Thecla the beast fighter: a female emblem of deliverance in early Christian popular art / Annewies van den Hoek and John J. Herrmann, Jr -- "Two men in white:" observations on an early Christian lamp from North Africa with the ascension of Christ / John Herrmann and Annewies van den Hoek -- Anicius Auchenius Bassus, African red slip ware, and the church / Annewies van den Hoek -- The sphinx: an Egyptian theological symbol in Clement of Alexandria / John J. Herrmann and Annewies van den Hoek -- Clement of Alexandria, acrobats, and the elite / Annewies van den Hoek and John J. Herrmann, Jr. -- Celsus' competing heroes: Jonah, Daniel, and their rivals / Annewies van den Hoek and John J. Herrmann, Jr -- Divine twins or saintly twins: the Dioscuri in an early Christian context / Annewies van den Hoek -- The saga of Peter and Paul: emblems of Catholic identity in Christian literature and art / Annewies van den Hoek -- Apocalyptic themes in the monumental and minor art of early Christianity / John Herrmann and Annewies van den Hoek -- Odysseus wanders into late antiquity / Annewies van den Hoek -- Execution as entertainment: the Roman context of martyrdom / Annewies van den Hoek.
- "These essays on late antiquity traverse a territory in which Christian and pagan imagery and practices compete, coexist, and intermingle. The iconography of the most significant late antique ceramic, African red slip ware, is an important and relatively unexploited vehicle for documenting the diversity and interpenetration of late antique cultures. Literary texts and art in other media, particularly mosaics, provide imagery that complement and enhance the messages of the ceramics. Popular entertainments, pagan cults, mythic heroes, beasts, monsters, and biblical visions are themes dealt with on the patrician and popular levels. With interpretive supplements from these diverse realms, it is possible to achieve greater insight into the life, attitudes, and thought of Late Antiquity."--
- 9789004255388 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004255389 (hardback : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-459) and index.
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