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Old Nov 16, '07, 7:56 pm
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Default Re: CIJS Mount St. Michael Treehouse # 78

As the Non-Sequiturist :

Some of the earliest images of the Crucifixion:

1.

Alexamenos Graffito

Location: Palatine Antiquarium, Rome
Date: variously dated as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd C.

2.

Magical Gem with the Crucifixion (Pereire Collection Gem)

Provenance: Eastern Mediterranean (Syria?)
Present Location: British Museum
Date: Late 2nd-3rd C.

3.

Panel from an Ivory box (The Maskell Ivories)

Provenance: Rome
Present Location: British Museum
Date: 420-430

4.

Cypress panel depicting Christ and the Two Thieves

Location: Doors of the Basilica of Santa Sabina, Rome
Date: ca. 430-35
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