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Title:Eschatological symbols - sheep
Notes:There are twelve sheep in the full mosaic of the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, symbolizing the twelve apostles and by extension, the faithful. They form a band below the ascendant Christ, indicating their presence in the afterlife made possible by Christ's sacrifice, as a lamb was offered in the Jewish faith as a sacrifice.
Date:527
Building:Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano (Rome, Italy)
Object/Function:Mosaic
City/Town:Rome
Country:Italy

Lectionary links:CHoCr
BProp24
AEpip02
General Subject:Sheep

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Record Number:54426 Last Updated: 2020-09-30 08:33:16 Record Created: 2011-02-07 13:34:45
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition