Angels with Eagle of John - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien.
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Title:Angels with Eagle of John - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien
Notes:This view is directly above the apse mosaic. Flanking the angels is the symbol of John the Evangelist, the eagle. To the left is the Lamb of God resting on the throne, known as the "hodegetria." Below the throne is the scroll with the seven seas, emphasizing the imminent Judgment. The basilica hall was attached to a round temple that has been identified as the Temple of Jupiter Stator, which has been dated to the 3rd century BC.
Building:Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano (Rome, Italy)

Scripture:John 1:29-42
Lectionary links:AEpip02
General Subject:Eagle (symbol of John, the Evangelist)
Lamb of God

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Copyright Source:Prof. Lee M. Jefferson,
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Angels with Eagle of John - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved July 16, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Lee M. Jefferson,
Record Number:52455 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:13:18 Record Created: 2007-09-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition