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But by looking at the earliest depictions of the Blessed Mother, we can infer a lot about the main character traits that artists wanted to stress —from nurturing and motherly love to obedience to God—and about the different artistic styles developed by Christian communities during the first nine centuries of Christianity. Dura-Europos Church, Syria, 2nd century Discovered in the s by a team of archaeologists from Yale, the Dura-Europos Church in modern day-Syria is considered to be the earliest Christian church we currently know of. But a recent theory proposed by Michael Peppardan Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University, has rejected this interpretation, arguing that the painting is actually a depiction of the Annunciation, when angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive and give birth to Jesus.
Mathew Schmalz does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Onlookers have gathered out of curiosity, and also for prayer and healing.
Mary, the Mother of God can be thought of in many different ways. We can think of her presence in different moments in the life of Christ as written in the Bible. In addition, we can reflect on the meanings of her many titles. Each title points us to a different aspect of Mary.
In the history of art, she appears almost as frequently as Jesus himself. But for the past 80 years, one of the oldest paintings of her may have been hiding in plain sight. Buried by the middle of the third century, this house-church from eastern Syria had images of Jesus, Peter and David.