Friday, February 10, 2012
Let's look at Syria before all trace of Christianity and Judaism is removed from it's soil .... part II
A painting depicting the burial of the martyred saints Cosmas and Damien (foreground), along with their three brothers (one in the background). They were buried in Cyrus (in Syria) and a basilica
was built over their tombs. Their feast day is September 27.
Samuel annoints David, detail of the mural paintings in the synagogue, Dura-Europos, Syria, ca. 245-256. Tempura on plaster, 4' 7" high.
In this time period, there were not many blatantly christian paintings sue to the persecution, yet these murals depicted biblical stories. They are done using the same style as pagan art.
Interior View of Synagoguefrom Dura Europos, Syria ca.250 CE
Damascus, National Museum
The Consecration of the Tabernacle and Its Priests, from the Assembly Hall of the Synagogue at Dura-Europos.
245-56 A.D. Mural, 4'8 1/4" x7'81/V4" (1.4x2.3 m).
National Museum, Damascus, Syria