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Churchearly Christian Art Collection

"Exploring the Rich Legacy of Early Christian Art

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Back view of the Cathedral in Ravenna and the Neonian Baptistry. In the foreground a few trees

Back view of the Cathedral in Ravenna and the Neonian Baptistry. In the foreground a few trees Ravenna Baptistery Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Inner view of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

Inner view of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna Ravenna Basilica of S. Vitale Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1875 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Inner view of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

Inner view of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna Ravenna Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The faade and the bell tower of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

The faade and the bell tower of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna Ravenna Church - Facade Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1875 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Facade of the Church of the Tomb of Mary, in Jerusalem. The facade is in crusader style (11th cent)

Facade of the Church of the Tomb of Mary, in Jerusalem. The facade is in crusader style (11th cent)
Facade of the Church of the Tomb of Mary, in Jerusalem. The facade is in crusader style (11th cent.) with a portal framed by a double pointed arch supported by columns Israel Jerusalem Church Early

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The church of Santa Sabina on the Aventine in Rome

The church of Santa Sabina on the Aventine in Rome Rome Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1880-1890

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: S. Appollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

S. Appollinare Nuovo, Ravenna Ravenna Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1968. Date of Artwork:V -XVI sec

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Interior of the Church of Santa Sabina in Rome

Interior of the Church of Santa Sabina in Rome Rome Church of S. Sabina Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915-1918 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Bell tower and part of the faade of the Church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna

Bell tower and part of the faade of the Church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna Ravenna Church - Facade Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

The Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna Ravenna Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1927 ca.. Date of Artwork:526 d.C

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The faade of the Church of S. Giovanni Evangelista in Syracuse, where, according to tradition

The faade of the Church of S. Giovanni Evangelista in Syracuse, where, according to tradition, the first Bishop is buried, S. Marciano

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Interior of Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

Interior of Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna Ravenna Basilica of San Vitale Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1927. Date of Artwork:526 d.C

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The left aisle of the church of Santa Sabina in Rome

The left aisle of the church of Santa Sabina in Rome Rome Basilica of S. Sabina Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1902

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Right aisle of the church of Santa Sabina in Rome

Right aisle of the church of Santa Sabina in Rome Rome Basilica of S. Sabina Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1902

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto, an interesting Early Christian monument dating back to

The Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto, an interesting Early Christian monument dating back to the 4th-5th century Spoleto Church - Facade Early Christian Art, Europe

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: View of the Church and bell tower of S. Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

View of the Church and bell tower of S. Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna. Ravenna Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915-20 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: View of the faade of the Church of the Crucifix (formerly San Salvatore)

View of the faade of the Church of the Crucifix (formerly San Salvatore), early Christian basilica from the fourth century near Spoleto

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The church of San Giovanni Evangelista, in Syracuse, where the crypt of San Marciano

The church of San Giovanni Evangelista, in Syracuse, where the crypt of San Marciano and the catacomb of San Giovanni are located Syracuse Church Early Christian Art, Europe

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The interior of the Basilica of S. Vitale, Ravenna. The apse, decorated with mosaics

The interior of the Basilica of S. Vitale, Ravenna. The apse, decorated with mosaics, is flanked by two rows of small arches that correspond to the ambulatory and the women's gallery

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The Presbytery of the Basilica St. Vitale, in Ravenna

The Presbytery of the Basilica St. Vitale, in Ravenna Ravenna Basilica of St. Vitale Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1930 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The Church of Sant'Angelo, in Perugia

The Church of Sant'Angelo, in Perugia Perugia Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1951 ca.. Date of Artwork:V-VI secc. ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Ancient ruins of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista (church of the Catacombs) in Syracuse

Ancient ruins of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista (church of the Catacombs) in Syracuse Syracuse Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The church of San Martino Vescovo, Syracuse

The church of San Martino Vescovo, Syracuse Syracuse Church Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1920 - 1930 ca.. Date of Artwork:VI;XIV secc

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Rear view of the Dome of Ravenna and of the Neonian Baptistery

Rear view of the Dome of Ravenna and of the Neonian Baptistery Ravenna Baptistery Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915 - 1920 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: View of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and of the Church of St. Vitale in Ravenna

View of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and of the Church of St. Vitale in Ravenna Ravenna Mausoleum Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915-20 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Inside of the Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna

Inside of the Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna Ravenna Church of St. Apollinare in Classe Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The inside of the Basilica of St. Peter in Vincoli in Rome

The inside of the Basilica of St. Peter in Vincoli in Rome Rome Basilica of St. Peter in Vincoli Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Inside of the St. Constance Mausoleum in Rome

Inside of the St. Constance Mausoleum in Rome Rome St. Constance Mausoleum Mausoleum Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1890 ca.. Date of Artwork:IV sec

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Right nave of the Santa Sabina church in Rome

Right nave of the Santa Sabina church in Rome Rome Basilica of Santa Sabina Nave Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1920-1930 ca

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: Interior of the underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore, called the Neo-Pythagorean Basilica, in Rome

Interior of the underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore, called the Neo-Pythagorean Basilica, in Rome Rome Underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore Church Early Christian Art, Europe

Background imageChurchearly Christian Art Collection: The church of the Madonna del Parto in Sutri

The church of the Madonna del Parto in Sutri Sutri Church of the Madonna del Parto Crypt Early Christian Art, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1920 - 1930 ca


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"Exploring the Rich Legacy of Early Christian Art: From Rome to Ravenna" Step into the world of early Christian art as we journey through some remarkable churches and basilicas that have stood the test of time. Our first stop is at the Church of Santa Sabina on the Aventine in Rome, where you'll be captivated by its awe-inspiring interior. Next, we venture to S. Appollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, a true gem showcasing its magnificent bell tower and part of the façade. Marvel at its intricate details and classical design. Prepare to be amazed by the Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna, a masterpiece that will transport you back in time with its stunning mosaics adorning every inch of its interior. The grandeur and beauty are simply breathtaking. In Syracuse, discover S. Giovanni Evangelista, where tradition holds that it is home to the burial place of S. Marciano, their first Bishop. Take a moment to admire the reconstructed portico's arcades after an unfortunate earthquake struck in 1693. Returning to Rome's Santa Sabina, explore both left and right aisles adorned with exquisite artwork that tells stories from ancient times—a testament to early Christian devotion. Our journey continues as we visit San Salvatore in Spoleto—an intriguing monument dating back centuries—showcasing unique architectural features characteristic of this era. Lastly, feast your eyes upon S. Apollinare in Classe's church and bell tower located near Ravenna—a sight not easily forgotten—as it stands proudly against time's passage. Join us on this captivating exploration through these sacred spaces filled with early Christian art—each one preserving history while offering glimpses into a rich cultural heritage that has shaped our world today.