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    • Peter and Paul in gold glass 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The martyr-heroes, in this instance 'Petrus et Paulus,' were also venerated in portraiture in gold glass. Peter and Paul in gold glass.
    • Emperor Decius 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Decius was the emperor in Rome from 249-251 AD. There was intermittent persecution under Emperor Decius. Bust of Decius.
    • Foundations of the Basilica of Saint Leonidas 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      View from the chord of the apse looking across the area of the apse, down the nave, to the narthex and exonarthex. A distance of over 600 feet.
    • Column capital 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The wealth of St. Leonidas is indicated not only by its immense size but by the elaborate carving on remaining capitals as well as the marble of the columns.
    • Dome at Cyril and Methodius 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Shot of Christ as central figure in the dome of the church. While the icon of Cyril and Methodius is covered with silver and placed above the bishop's chair, nonetheless the tradition of placing Christ in the dominant ...
    • Entrance to the Treasury of Atreus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Entrance to the 'Treasury of Atreus,' Mycenae, Greece, ca 1330 BC. Alternately the tomb of Agamemnon.
    • Loculi within arcosoleum 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Loculi within the arcosoleum of the mausoleum.
    • Emperor Nero 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Persecutions of early Christians resulted in martyrdom for many. One of the earliest persecutions was under the Emperor Nero (64 AD). Bust of Nero, the Museum at Corinth.
    • Stepped tholos 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The town and surroundings of Alberobello in Southern Italy maintains the ancient practice of creating tholoid structures with unmortared stone. Stepped tholos in Alberobello, Southern Italy.
    • Domical structure immediately behind the fastigium 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Even as the fastigium implied the presence of a deity, so the domical reception hall immediately behind it reinforced the concept of celestial power. Shot of the reception hall behind the fastigium of Diocletian's palace.
    • Interior of Sant'Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Interior of Sant'Agnese showing the balcony for the catechumens.
    • Tholoid houses in Alberobello 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The domical shape of the tholos was understood to be a representation of the heavens and thus of eternity, divinity, and power. Tholoid-shaped homes in Alberobello, Southern Italy.
    • Mausoleum/Cathedral of Split 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Details of exquisite carving of the capitals in the cathedral. Carved capitals in the Split Cathedral.
    • Reliquary of Sant'Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Reliquary of Sant' Agnese directly below the altar on the floor above.
    • Model of projected shelter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Model of projected shelter for refrigeria at site for mausolea.
    • Sarcophagus of Santa Constanza 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Porphyry sarcophagus of Santa Constanza, daughter of emperor Constantine.
    • Shepherd's tholoid hut 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The ancient form of the tholoid hut is still in use by shepherds today. Shepherd's tholoid hut in Italian countryside.
    • Dome of Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Christ sitting on the orb of the cosmos surrounded by apostles with Mary flanked by angels on the circumference of the dome.
    • Dome of Hagia Sophia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up shot of Dome of Hagia Sophia. From church to mosque under Kemal Ataturk, the mosque became a museum.
    • Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Note the steps leading up to the apse and in the center-left the two visible squares with holes on which once stood two of the columns supporting the baldacchino over the altar.