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AP® Art History Teaching Resources

Early Europe to 700 CE

Key Work of Art or Architecture

Related Content for Contextual Understanding

48. Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome (c 200 to 400 CE) Early Christian Rome. Catacomb of Priscilla (27)

Comparison: Vienna Genesis & Antique, Early Jewish & Byzantine Traditions (24)

Life Cycles: Underground Burial Sites (20)

49. Santa Sabina, Rome (422 to 432 CE)

Early Christian Rome. Santa Sabina (9)

Early Christian Rome: the Doors of Santa Sabina (16)

Architecture, Sacred Spaces: Early Christian Basilica Plan Churches (17)

Early Christian & Roman Influences on Santa Sabina (7)

50. Vienna Genesis (6th Century CE) Vienna Genesis: Rebecca at the Well & Jacob Wrestling the Angel (21)

Manuscripts Across Cultures (24)

Comparison: Vienna Genesis & Antique, Early Jewish & Byzantine Traditions (24)

51. San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy (526 to 547 CE) Byzantine Europe: San Vitale, Ravenna (17) Comparison: San Vitale & Hagia Sophia (38)
52. Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (532 to 537 CE) Anthemios of Tralles. Hagia Sophia. Constantinople (Istanbul) (34)

Architecture, Sacred Spaces: Centrally-Planned Religious Structures (48)

Byzantine: Influence of Hagia Sophia on the Mosque of Selim II (26)

53. Merovingian Fibulae, Medieval (6th Century CE) Medieval Europe: Merovingian looped fibulae (27) Why Gold? Byzantium and Beyond (24)
54. Virgin & Child between Saints (6th Century CE) Byzantine. Virgin (Theotokos) and Child between Saints (20)

Sacred Devotion: Icons through Time (20)

Why Gold? Byzantium and Beyond (24)

55. Lindisfarne Gospels, Early Medieval (c 700 CE) Medieval Europe. Lindisfarne Gospels, Carpet pg, St. Luke (19)

Medieval Europe: Insular (Hiberno-Saxon) Art (19)

Manuscripts Across Cultures (24)

See Also

Byzantine Churches (24)

Narrative Art (28)

Early Europe and Colonial Americas: An Overview (116)