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Important Works of Early Christian Art

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The frescoes in the Catacomb of Priscilla include those of ____.

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1. Which of the following refers to elaborate images created by piecing together hundreds or even thousands of bits of glass or colored stones?

2. Where would one find a mosaic that features Christ as a king and law giver, St. Peter and St. Paul, a gold cross, and women symbolizing the Jews and the Gentiles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The early Christians were famous for many things, but one thing not many people know about them is their impressive artistic output. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of early Christian art. Some things you'll be assessed on include the frescoes in the catacombs, specific art forms used by early Christians, and where one would find specific works of art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following as you take the quiz:

  • Images that are included in the frescoes in the Catacomb of Priscilla
  • The term for artwork created from several tiny colored stones or pieces of glass
  • The place where one would find specific images
  • The term for watercolor paint on plaster
  • The images on a specific sarcophagus

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early Christian art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about watercolor paintings done on wet plaster and the location of a mosaic that features Christ as a king and law giver
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on frescoes in the Catacomb of Priscilla and interpret it correctly.

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Important Works of Early Christian Art. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Artwork found in the Greek Chapel
  • Relief sculptures
  • The art of famous Basilicas
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