I found eight of the oldest images of Mary on a site called Church Pop
One of the oldest images of Mary was found in the Catacombs and is dated around the 2nd century.
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.
I love this painting of Mary as the Protectress of the Roman People , created in the 5th century.
This icon features the Madonna and Child Enthroned Among the Angels and Saints – 6th century
One of my favorite icons is called Agiosoritissa (Mother of God) – 7th century
This Nativity Icon is also from the 7th century.
An intricate carving from the 9th century is the cover to a copy of the gospels from the 8th century.
A Madona and Child icon – 9th century
2 thoughts on “The Oldest Images of Mary”
Wow, gorgeous stuff. Thanks for sharing these images of our wonderful mother!