• Decorations inside mausolea 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Inside the mausolea one finds a richly decorated interior.
    • Detail of decoration 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Details of decorations inside mausolea.
    • Dionysas 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Portraiture in veneration of the deceased. Portraiture of deceased with Dionysas inscription.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 the Church of the Holy Apostles 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Shot of the dome depicting Christ as Pantocrator.
    • Dome of the Treasury of Atreus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The incredible workmanship of this very large dome is manifest in a direct overhead shot. Mycenae, Greece. Interior overhead shot of the domical structure in the Treasury of Atreus.
    • Domical Helmet 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Smith offers that fighting under a dome shaped helmet gave additional powers to the warriors. Domical helmet, Vatican Museum.
    • 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.
    • Duomo sanctuary at St. Fosca 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      The synthronon is the semi-circular raised seating in the apse. The highest ranking ecclesiastic was of course the bishop who sat and preached from his throne. Beneath him were the elders, the deacons, the acolytes, and ...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Eucharist 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Close up of feast of the martyr-hero evidenced by fish on the tripod table. Fresco at the catacomb of Pietro e Marcellino
    • Exterior dome over fifth aisle of St. Justus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Exterior dome over fifth aisle. The exterior more clearly reveals the dome over the matyria at the terminus of the fifth aisle at St. Justus.
    • Exterior of Ambulatory of San Sebastiano 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One might also note the undulating landscape which originally gave its name to the catacombs. Pilgrims said that they were going to "ad catacumbas", or the hollows--meaning the hollows around the church of San Sebastiano. ...
    • Exterior wall of Diocletian's Palace in Split 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The harbor originally came to the walls of the palace for an escape by sea, should that become necessary. Exterior wall of Diocletian's Palace on the side facing the sea.
    • Facade of Sant'Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Present facade of Sant'Agnese fuori le mura.
    • Family portraiture in gold glass 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The memory of families were honored in portraiture in gold glass. Portraiture of father, mother, and child in gold glass. Museo Vaticano.