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Author Noga-Banai, Galit, 1966-
Title Sacred stimulus : Jerusalem in the visual Christianization of Rome / Galit Noga-Banai.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford Univerisity Press, 2018.

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Author Noga-Banai, Galit, 1966-
Series Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Subject Art, Early Christian -- Italy -- Rome.
Jerusalem -- In Christianity.
Description 1 online resource.
Contents 1. From Jerusalemite Spoils to Roman Relics; From the Arch of Titus to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme ; Dominus legem dat and the mosaic in Santa Costanza ; Visual Encounter: The Jewish composition in the catacomb of Villa Torlonia and Dominus legem dat; -- 2. The impact of Jerusalemite traditions on early Christian Roman art; The emergence of the elevated christogram in Roman art; The so-​called Passion Sarcophagi ; The adoration of the elevated christogram by Peter and Paul ; The Crossing of the Red Sea Sarcophagus in Split (Croatia) ; The so-cCalled Bethesda Sarcophagi -- 3. Rome's Loca Sancta; Basilica Apostolorum ; Damasus of Rome and Cyril of Jerusalem : A comparative note; San Paolo Fuori le Mura ; The casket from Samagher -- 4. Jerusalem in Rome; Christ and the Apostles in Jerusalem : At Santa Pudenziana ; Claiming the God-​bearer: Santa Maria Maggiore ; Completing the ircuit: S. Stefano Rotondo.
Summary How did early Christian Rome deal with the fact that Christ was never there? Sacred Stimulus is about the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries. It deals with the visual Christianization of Rome from an almost neglected perspective: not in comparison to pagan art in Rome, not as reflecting the struggle with Constantinople, but rather as visual expressions of the idea of Jerusalem and its holy sites and traditions.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780190874681 (electronic bk.)
0190874686 (electronic bk.)
9780190874667 (electronic bk.)
019087466X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1034578010
Additional Format Print version: 0190874651 9780190874650 (OCoLC)1029892099.

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