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Roman Sarcophagus Depicting the Christian Passion, 4th century CE


Roman Sarcophagus Depicting the Christian Passion

A mid-fourth-century marble sarcophagus is devoted to the Christian Passion (also known as Christ’s Passion), in five separate scenes within architectural niches framed by columns with delicate whorls.

The Passion is the Christian theological term used for the events and suffering – physical, spiritual, and mental – of Jesus in the hours prior to and including his trial and execution by crucifixion.

The Wall St. Journal- From Humble to Sumptuous- The Earliest Christian Art

Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

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