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By David Knipp

ISBN-10: 9004108629

ISBN-13: 9789004108622

This examine bargains with the illustration of Christ's therapeutic miracles in early Christian sepulchral paintings from Provence and northerly Italy. It sees the imagery during the modern exegetical writings and attempts to discover new strata of symbolic importance in early Christian paintings. the purpose of the paintings is to bare the complicated theological thoughts mirrored within the reduction ornament of a small variety of past due 4th-century sarcophagi and to forged mild upon the non secular weather of the field the people who commissioned them have been a part of. The publication additionally hyperlinks the narrative constitution of representations of scientific therapy and miracle scenes in historic paintings with the Christian photographs and establishes formal and icongraphic connexions.

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Der Autor geht von der Verbreitung einer im griechischen Osten entstandenen Komposition im Westen zuerst in GaJlien und Oberitalien aus. lO Ausschlaggebend rur den Autor ist hierbei die Tatsache, daß dieser Text im fIÜhchristlichen Schrirttum VOll den in Frage kommenden der am häufigsten erwähnte wld ausgelegte ist. Kitzinger geht es in seiner Deutung des Reliefs vor allem um die Erklärung des Zeugen, welcher hier Paulus ist, während in der Plastik des vierten Jahrhunderts die Zeugen des Wunders meist anonym bleiben.

T emkin, Hippocrates in a World or Pagans and Cbrisrians (1991 ) 94-99. '" Vgl. R. Arbesmann, ,Christus Medicus' 1-28. '" Mathews, Clasb ofGods 72-77. sarum 6,7; vgl. T acitus. His!. 4,61. Vgl. bierzu RAe 13, 1216-1217. FORSCHUNGSBERICHT I7 stanten, kontextunabhängigen Bedeutung frühchristlicher Motive aus 66 • Gerade frühchristliche Bildprogramme sind jedoch in hohem Maße in Abhängigkeit vom Darstellungszusammenhang auslegbar. Der magische Charaktl:r einer Wunderszene auf einem Amulett ist nicht zu bezweifeln.

Diese Szene ist aus mehreren GlÜnden bemerkenswert. Zunächst hat die Komposition keine Parallelen innerhalb der großen Zahl von relativ einfolTllig wiederhol ten Darstellungen des vierten J ahrhunderts in Rom, wo das Motiv bei weitem am häufigsten vorkommt. Das Relief ist auch zeitlich isoliert von de n älteren stadtrömischen Werken. Tatsächlich ist der Sarkophagfries von Saint-Victor eines der wenigen provencalischen Beispiele rur dieses Motiv und das einzige, das einer Werkstatt in Marseille zugeschrieben werden kann, wo traditionell andere Motive bevorzugt wurden.

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