Joseph Gutmann

The Dura Europos Synagogue Paintings and their Influence on Later Christian and Jewish Art

translated by: Marijana Petrović, Srećko Petrović

pages: 171-178

Abstract

The third-century Dura Europos synagogue paintings represent the earliest continuous narrative cycle of biblical images known in art. Since the Dura synagogue paintings are the earliest continuous surviving narrative biblical cycle, they have naturally raised the question of whether there exists a relationship between them and later biblical scenes found in medieval Jewish and Christian art. No systematic study has been devoted to this problem, but scholars have occasionally attempted to compare certain narrative scenes appearing in the Dura synagogue paintings with those found in later Christian and Jewish art.

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