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Wall painting depicting saints at worship

Unknownlate 6th – early 7th century CE - early 7th century CE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

This wall painting decorated the interior of a building in the port of Caesarea. It depicts three men with halos standing between bushes and trees and raising their arms in veneration. Their names and titles are indicated by Greek initials inscribed above their heads. Though the scene is a simple one, its meaning is unclear. The most common interpretation is that it portrays bishops or saints in Paradise.

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  • Title: Wall painting depicting saints at worship
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 6th – early 7th century CE - early 7th century CE
  • Location: Caesarea
  • Type: Wall painting
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Meidad Suchowolski
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Pigment on plaster, secco technique
  • Dimensions: H. 103 cm L. 303 cm
  • Curator: Mevorah, David

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