• Arcosolium 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Relatively undamaged arcosolium and sarcophagus with pagan themes, Via Latina Catacomb, Rome. The term arcosolium refers to the arched niche usually in the cubiculum (i.e. square room) in a catacomb.
    • Balaam's ass 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Balaam's ass who sees angels blocking path
    • Balaam, ass, and angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Origen claimed the magi as descendants of Balaam, but Jerome captured the spirit of their role when he wrote: "To confound the Jews a star arose in the East, they [the Jews] were to learn of the birth of Christ from the ...
    • Christ blessing St. Paul 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Christ blessing St. Paul. Note supporting pillar to right.
    • Close-up of Christ blessing St. Paul 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Close-up of Christ blessing St. Paul.
    • Cubiculum 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1972)
      Cubiculum in the catacomb on Via Latina, 4th century AD.
    • Entrance to the catacomb on Via Latina 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Guide, Sr. Zinobelli on stairs at the entrance to the catacomb on Via Latina. John G. Bruggink, standing against pole.
    • Entry to passage 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Decorated entry to passageway in the Via Latina Catacomb.
    • Feeding the four thousand 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Jesus and seven baskets full of bread for feeding the four thousand. Catacomb of Via Latina, cubiculum 0, Rome.
    • Head of woman 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Close-up of head of woman.
    • Hercules obtains apple of Hesperides 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Hercules obtaining apple from Hesperides, cubiculum N, 375-85 CE.
    • Hercules slays monster 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Hercules slaying the Hydra, cubiculum N.
    • Jacob's dream 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of angels descending a heavenly ladder as Jacob sleeps.
    • Jesus & Samaritan woman 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Jesus at the well talking to the Samaritan woman
    • Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Jesus calling forth dead Lazarus from the tomb.
    • Job and three friends 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Job and his three would-be comforters.
    • Joseph's brethren come to Egypt 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Joseph's brethren come to Egypt to escape famine.
    • Medusa 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Pagan motifs with Medusa in center of ceiling of cubiculum.
    • Moses rescued from the Nile 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Moses rescued from the Nile.
    • Noah in the ark 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Noah in his Ark, with lid and lock (dark square of front of art) in a fresco from the catacomb of Via Latina, 4th century.