Catacomb fresco of refrigeria/Eucharist
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In both the synagogue and the church the pictures are there to communicate the message of their faith, they are a visual reinforcement of its written iconography. The origins of this iconography, however, is not to be found in illustrated manuscripts. For example, frescoes of the Eucharist in the catacombs date to the first half of the 3rd century. Refrigeria/Eucharist in the Cappella Greca in the Catacomb of Priscilla, first half of 3rd Century AD.