The Oldest Images of Mary


I found eight of the oldest images of Mary on a site called Church Pop

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One of the oldest images of Mary was found in the Catacombs and is dated around the 2nd century.

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A fascinating carving in stone is thought to be from the 3rd century and features the three Magi bringing gifts to the Christ Child on Mary’s lap.

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I love this painting of Mary as the Protectress of the Roman People , created in the 5th century.

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This icon features the Madonna and Child Enthroned Among the Angels and Saints – 6th century

fe0a2c194bd6467217ca3cd18123819d1One of my favorite icons is called Agiosoritissa (Mother of God) – 7th century

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This Nativity Icon is also from the 7th century.

 

 

 

 

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An intricate carving from the 9th century is the cover to a copy of the gospels from the 8th century.

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