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264 Studia Biblica et

by S. R. Driver
264 Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica. right and lays his hand on the head of the Saviour. Christ is represented as a boy, nude, and turning His head slightly to the left. The water rises to His knees. The dove appears over His head flying towards the right1. Three Sarcophagi in bad condition. Three others may be mentioned to make the list complete. Ex. 20. A part of a frieze from the Aliscamps at Aries, nearly destroyed by exposure to the weather; published by Le Blant from an earlier print2. Ex. 21. Another in a similar condition at Servannes near Aries, but described in a sixteenth- century Latin MS. at Paris, in the handwriting of Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc, as possessing the same features of the dove and the falling water ( Ioan. Bapta pellibus indutus baptizans superveniente columba aquam de coelis cadentem rostro gestante) 3. Ex. 22. An unpublished sarcophagus in the basilica of SS. Nereus and Achilleus4. Two others at Naples, believed by Ciampini ( M o n . vett., vol. ii, ch. 4) to be those of Agilulphus, husband of Theodelinda ( 590), and of Arrichius,  second Duke of Beneventum ( 591), are probably spurious5. A doubtful example occurs on a sarcophagus in the church of Le Mas dAire on the Adour in south- west France. At the 1 Bull., 1901, p. 205, tav. vi. 2 Le Blant,  Sarcophages dArles,  xii, fig. 3, text 24, xvii.— Str., p. 7, taf. i, 10. 3 Garr.,  vol. v, tav.  316, 2.— Le Blant, xxix and xxx, text pp. 46 ff.— Str. p. 8, tav. 1, 13. 4 Kraus, Real- Encyclopaedie,  art.  Taufe, and referred to by Grousset, Etudes sur lhistoire des sarcophages chretiens,  Paris, 1885, 105, n. 187. 5 Kraus, R- Ε., art.  Taufe, p. 834.   Chapter Home  | TOC  | Index t t t t t

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264 Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica. right and lays his hand on the head of the Saviour. Christ is represented as a boy, nude, and turning His head slightly to the left. The water rises to His knees. The dove appears over His head flying towards the right1. Three Sarcophagi in bad condition. Three others may be mentioned to make the list complete. Ex. 20. A part of a frieze from the Aliscamps at Aries, nearly destroyed by exposure to the weather; published by Le Blant from an earlier print2. Ex. 21. Another in a similar condition at Servannes near Aries, but described in a sixteenth- century Latin MS. at Paris, in the handwriting of Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc, as possessing the same features of the dove and the falling water ( Ioan. Bapta pellibus indutus baptizans superveniente columba aquam de coelis cadentem rostro gestante) 3. Ex. 22. An unpublished sarcophagus in the basilica of SS. Nereus and Achilleus4. Two others at Naples, believed by Ciampini ( M o n . vett., vol. ii, ch. 4) to be those of Agilulphus, husband of Theodelinda ( 590), and of Arrichius, second Duke of Beneventum ( 591), are probably spurious5. A doubtful example occurs on a sarcophagus in the church of Le Mas d'Aire on the Adour in south- west France. At the 1 Bull., 1901, p. 205, tav. vi. 2 Le Blant, Sarcophages d'Arles, xii, fig. 3, text 24, xvii.— Str., p. 7, taf. i, 10. 3 Garr., vol. v, tav. 316, 2.— Le Blant, xxix and xxx, text pp. 46 ff.— Str. p. 8, tav. 1, 13. 4 Kraus, Real- Encyclopaedie, art. ' Taufe,' and referred to by Grousset, Etudes sur l'histoire des sarcophages chretiens, Paris, 1885, 105, n. 187. 5 Kraus, R- Ε., art. ' Taufe,' p. 834. << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index t t t t t
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