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Title / Description: Fresco in Sacrament Chapel, catacomb of CallistusCommentary: Though there are a variety of meal scenes displayed in the paintings from the catacombs, the Eucharist is the most likely to be represented. Both the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples and the post resurrection meal together are associated with the Eucharist. The bread and wine ingested in these meals represent the body and blood of Christ. The loaf of bread and fish are also referenced in various multiplication scenes throughout the Bible.
Author / Creator: Unknown
Object Type: image - fresco
Date: 3rd century
Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. 2nd ed. 1997.
Author of Commentary: Ebony Pollard
Source: Lowrie, Walter Monuments of the Early Church
(New York:Macmillan Company, 1901)
Reference: p. 224 figure 71