Latest Christian iconography Stories

2014-08-28 12:26:13

LONDON, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancient artefact expected to bring GBP800,000+ in Roma Numismatics' Sept. 28 auction; on display at 20 Hanover Square, Sept. 1-27. A unique and highly important Byzantine gold medallion is expected to fetch GBP800,000+ when it is offered at auction in September by London-based auctioneer Roma Numismatics Ltd. It is among 1,200 superb ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins that are being sold in the firm's autumn auction. The...

2013-04-03 23:04:53

Primitive, the well known Chicago gallery is exhibiting a rare crucifix from Africa combining elements of Christianity and Ancestor worship as part of a new exhibit featuring African bronzes. The crucifix illustrates that even among the converted, the native religion still held a powerful attraction. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 Primitive, the well known Chicago gallery is exhibiting a rare crucifix from Africa combining elements of Christianity and Ancestor worship as part of a new...

2010-11-15 21:44:58

Popular culture plays an important role when young Swedes interpret the figure of Jesus in new ways. This is the conclusion of a new thesis in religious studies from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In recent decades, images of Jesus that differ markedly from traditional images have created debate and stirred up strong feelings among both Christian groups and individuals. One example of this is Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin's "Ecce Homo" images. Muslims also distanced themselves from Ohlson...

2010-06-23 06:07:41

Using new laser technology, art restoration experts and archaeologists have discovered what they believe are the oldest paintings of Jesus Christ's apostles. The images were found in a section of the catacombs of St Tecla near St Paul's Basilica, near ancient Rome. The team said they were painted sometime around the end of the 4th century or start of the 5th century. Archaeologists believe the images may have been among those that have influenced later depictions of the faces of Christ's...

2010-03-25 10:17:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ana Tzarev Gallery (www.anatzarev.com) is hosting a special exhibition featuring a selection of works on loan from The Museum of Russian Icons. The Icons exhibition spans five centuries and includes important historical paintings dating from some of the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present. Also on view are paintings by the artist Ana Tzarev representing historical religious events and themes. The exhibition also includes a preview of...

2006-09-01 05:37:47

By Stephen Brown ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict became the first pontiff on Friday to visit "Veronica's Veil," which Christian tradition says was used to wipe the sweat from Jesus' brow on his way to crucifixion and miraculously recorded his features. Benedict knelt in prayer before the relic also known as the "Sacred Visage," which has been guarded by Capuchin friars in a remote monastery in Manoppello in the Apennine mountains for centuries. But the pope stopped short of endorsing...

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