A Sixteenth-Century View of the Paintings in the Catacombs
28. Documented by early catacomb investigator Alonso Chacón and interpreted by his illustrator, this watercolor serves as a precious record of a now much-damaged fresco from the catacomb of Domitilla. Figures of Moses and perhaps Micah flank a tondo encircling a bust of Jesus. In the lunette below, Orpheus, an antecedent to the Good Shepherd, is depicted charming birds and beasts with his music.
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