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Bibil Identifier bibil:224812
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Illuminating the Dura-Europos Baptistery: Comparanda for the Female Figures
Author Peppard, Michael
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 543-574 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay reconsiders the identifications and interpretations of two of the paintings from the Dura-Europos baptistery: a woman at a well on the southern wall and the procession of women on the eastern and northern walls. Previously unheralded artistic and textual comparanda provide support for alternative identifications of the baptistery's female figures. This essay offers new reasons why the woman at a well could be interpreted as the Virgin Mary, and the procession of women could be interpreted as the wise and foolish virgins of Jesus' parable. In the end, though, it will provide rationales for polysemic interpretations of these figures.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2012.0035
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Baptism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Archaeology : Sites : Dura-Europos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : John Chrysostom
Pericopes Matthew 25,1-25,13
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