THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
Inscribing Faith in Late Antiquity, by Sean Leatherbury (Routledge 2019)
Mosaic from the synagogue in Apamea (built 392 CE).
The dedicatory inscription reads ‘Euthalis, versed in the study of law, made 140 feet [of mosaic]’.
Mosaic now in the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.
The 'triumphal arch' of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore , Rome, c. 432-440CE.
Mosaics representing personifications of the 'Church of the Jews' and 'Church of the Christians', from the church of Santa Sabina in Rome.
Photograph by Jim Forrest, via Flickr (shared under a Creative Commons license).
Apse Mosaic from the church of Santa Pudenziana in Rome (c. 380 - 400 CE)
Detail from the Hinton St Mary Mosaic: Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus, spearing the Chimaera
BM 1965,0409.1. Image courtesy of The British Museum - shared under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
Detail from the Hinton St Mary mosaic: young man (Christ?) in front of the Chi-Ro symbol
'Solomon's knot' - detail from the mosaic floor in the synagogue of Ostia.
Floor mosaic from the nave of the sixth-century church at Huwat in northwestern Syria
Image credit: Sean Leatherbury/Manar al-Athar.