The Sheep Bearer in Early Christian Art

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The Sheep Bearer in Early Christian Art

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: The Sheep Bearer in Early Christian Art
Author: Krikken, Mariska
Issue Date: 2012-08-31
Keywords: sheep bearer
sarcophagi
early christian
baptism
catacombs
Rome
Abstract: This thesis is a literature study on the sheep bearer, this image of a man carrying a sheep is used in both baptismal and funerary contexts. This theme is often used in both Roman and Christian contexts, this thesis aims to explain the meaning and popularity. Written sources and material culture are used as examples.
Supervisor: Innemee, Dr. K.C.
Faculty: Faculty of Archaeology
Department: Archeologie (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Classical Archaeology
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/19841
 

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