• Funerary jar in above columbaria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Two clay jars embedded into the mortar of the columbaria. The clay jar for ashes, plastered into the wall of the cubiculum indicates the probable status of a slave.
    • Baptistry with Baptism of Christ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Frescoe of baptism of Christ, note steps leading down into the water of baptism.
    • Family urn 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Family funerary urn. The eight holes were for the ashes of family members.
    • The Good Shepherd 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of the Good Shepherd on the dome of a cubiculum. Images of the Good Shepherd varied. Most images of the Good Shepherd were painted in the domes of cubiculi, the place of prominence, considering the role of the dome ...
    • Mary, Jesus & Balaam 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Balaam is pointing to the star above Mary's head, Catacomb of Priscilla. A reference to Numbers 24:17.
    • Refrigerium 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Inscription reads "Stir up in me peace" and the skull and bones of the deceased still present. The fish on the eucharistic table may be a reference to the acrostic for Jesus Christ God's Son Savior, or a reference to Acts ...
    • Close-up of decoration on Dionysas fresco 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Decoration surrounding the portrait of the deceased. (Detail of CAT0066)
    • Close-up of Dionysas 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Poignant potrait of a beautiful young Dionysas who died in the peace of Christ. (Detail of CAT0066)
    • Medusa 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Pagan motifs with Medusa in center of ceiling of cubiculum.
    • Loculi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Loculi where the dead were placed on both sides of the catacomb corridor, Jewish catacomb. The face of the loculus was covered with ceramic or marble tiles.
    • Torah scroll 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of a torah scroll in the arcosolium. The image of the Jewish Torah scroll is commanded in the book of Leviticus. The image seen here clearly designates this as a Jewish catacomb.
    • John baptizes Jesus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      The steps leading down into the pool for baptism. Water levels have stayed the same for centuries. Here we have John the Baptist baptizing Christ. The image is especially important insofar as both stand shin deep in water.
    • Close-up of Baptism of Christ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Note fresco of baptism reflected in the water. (Also shown in CAT0040)
    • Jesus & Samaritan woman 

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

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Arcosolium damaged by grave robbers, Catacomb of Domatilla, Rome. Note the damages which mark the places both for inhumation and possibly for ashes.
    • Jonah under the vine 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Jonah lying under the cucurbitas or gourd. A conflation with pagan imagery as Jonah lies in the position of Endymion.
    • Refrigerium/Eucharist 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Eucharist Scene with three legged table (Left), Eucharist scene with basktes of bread (Center), Good Shepherd with an orantes (Right).
    • Healing of the paralytic 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of the healing miracle, paralytic takes up his bed and walks.
    • The philosopher 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of philosopher sitting. (Job as philosopher?)
    • Moses rescued from the Nile 

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