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Angels with monogram
4th c Roman Early Christian Sculpture

EARLY CHRISTIAN Anonymous (2nd - 5th c) Primary
320-400
4th c
Marble
Carved
Early Christian
Sarcophagus
Istanbul. Turkey.
Istanbul. Archaeological Museum.
BYZ01033
The monogram was used by Constatine as the banner for his troops at the battle of the Milvian Bridge. The monograpm was intepreted by Christians as the Chi Rho monogram of Christ but by followers of Mithrus as his sun symbol. This was used by Constatine as the banner for his troops at the battle of the Milvian Bridge. The Christians interpreted it as the Chi Rho symbol of the monogram of Christ while the Mithraic soldiers saw it as the sun symbol of Mithras.

Caption: EARLY CHRISTIAN | Angels with monogram. | 320-400 | Roman | Early Christian

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