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Why is the Christian community house in Dura-Europas only a small house?

Christians did not enjoy the patronage of the Roman state

What was the entrance porch of Old St. Peter's in Rome called?


The Diptych of the Nicomachi and the Symmachi is significant to the art tradition of fourth century Rome. Which of the following supports that statement?

t deliberately continued the classical tradition

The representation of a bearded Christ from the Rossano Gospels clearly indicates this work was made in which of the following centuries?

6th century CE

A man, a woman, and at least one child can be seen in the praying position found in the lunette of the Catacomb of Sts. Peter and Marcellinus. Which of the following presents the best explanation for the placement of these people in the lunette?

They represent the Christian family seeking their heavenly reward.

The Roman State persecuted the Christians. Which of the following would account for this persecution?

Christians refused to pay homage to the State's gods

In the Dura painting, Samuel Anointing David, David is depicted with an Imperial attribute indicating his royalty. Which of the following is that attribute?

purple toga

The representation of Nahor seen in the scene of Rebecca and Eliezer at the well from the Vienna Genesis uses which of the following conventions?

Roman pictorial convention

Christ as the Good Shepherd appears in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and uses many iconographic devices. Which of the following is one of those devices?

sheep representing the Faithful

Which of the following themes represents the interior decorative program of Santa Costanza?

grape harvest and wine production

Which of the following is a basilica?

Old St. Peter's

After Christianity received acceptance within the Roman Empire, churches were constructed above the catacombs. Which of the following provides the most explanation for such churches to be constructed at these sites?

The pious worshiped openly at the graves of the earliest Christian martyrs

Which of the following attributes was used to depict Christ after Christianity was officially recognized by Roman authorities?

Imperial purple

In the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, a pagan who converted to Christianity, the sculptors illustrated scenes from the life of Christ. Which of the following represents the allusion to the Crucifixion?

Christ before Pilate

What is the earliest datable period for Christian art?

3rd century CE

How did one recognize a Christian sarcophagus?

It was decorated with significant Christian subject matter

The Rossano Gospels is the earliest illuminated manuscript that contains illustrations of which of the following?

New Testament

Which of the following would be considered the predecessor for the Mausoleum of Costanza?


The illustrated book had a long history in the ancient world. When did the tradition of placing pictures in manuscripts first begin?

Pharaonic Egypt

The Christ as Good Shepherd from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia at Ravenna is said to be deeply rooted in the classical tradition. Which of the following would support that belief?

It is full of Greco-Roman illusionistic devices

Which of the following is represented on the sarcophagus of Santa Maria Antiqua?


Which of the following is an architectural element found in Santa Sabina?

timbered ceiling

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