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Tamara Toy

I feel that there are several ways that we see syncretism in this weeks art. For example, in the catacomb of Priscilla, we have a representation of Christ in a contrapposto pose that is almost identical to ones we see in Roman art. The Oratory of Galla Placidia shows a figure of Saint Lawrence, asserting his citizenship in Rome with his toga and sandals, mixing Rome and Christianity, possibly showing this was an important fact. As well, the Synagogue of Dura-Europos and the Beit-Alpha Synagogue show a similar style of storing telling by way of art as the Romans employed, on the walls of these scared places.