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However, it is necessary to make the distinction between the icon which represented idolatry and other forms of visual representation which were not seen to be in conflict with Christianity. An instance is illustrated by the 2nd century Apocryphal Acts of John where Lycomedes, a pagan praetor of the Ephesians, sends for the apostle John to cure his dying wife, Cleopatra. John brings her to life and Lycomedes has an artist surreptitiously do a portrait of John. Fresco of an apostle, catacomb of Aurelii.