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Author Couzin, Robert, author.

Title The traditio legis : anatomy of an image / Robert Couzin
Published Oxford : Archaeopress, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Archaeopress archaeology
Archaeopress archaeology.
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
Notes Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 15, 2016)
Subject Jesus Christ -- Iconography
Jesus Christ.
Art, Early Christian.
Relief (Sculpture), Early Christian.
Art, Early Christian.
Relief (Sculpture), Early Christian.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
Author Archaeopress, publisher.
ISBN 1784910821