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Title / Description: Early Christian epitaphs.Commentary: The loculus, the location where the deceased were placed within the catacomb, was often very small. On the outside of the enclosed loculus, on the tombstone or epitaph, was written the name and a short description of the person buried inside. It is there where an emblem of the personҳ occupation or religion was placed, like the sacred monogram or other popular symbols of Christ from the period.
Author / Creator: Unknown
Object Location: Lateran Museum
Object Type: image - sculpture
Date: 2nd century
Cutts, Edward L. History of Early Christian Art. New York: E. & J.B. and Co., 1893;
Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. 2nd ed. 1997.
Author of Commentary: Ebony Pollard
Source: Backhouse, Edward Early Church History to the Death of Constantine
(London:Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1885)
Reference: p. facing 187 plate A