Murals in the Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome (2nd-3rd centuries)

The Catacombs of Priscilla on the Via Salaria in Rome are situated in a quarry that during Roman time was used for burials. Some of the walls and ceilings in the catacombs display fine decorations illustrating Biblical scenes. They contain many wall paintings representing saints and early Christian symbols.

The catacombs contains the best example of third-century art, the Greek Chapel, a square chamber with an arch which contains 3rd century frescoes interpreting Old and New Testaments scenes. Some of the walls and ceilings in the catacombs display fine decorations illustrating Biblical scenes. They contain many wall paintings representing saints and early Christian symbols.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Interior view
3rd century
Photo
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1400*966
True Color
244 Kb



Fractio panis
2nd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1200*396
True Color
131 Kb



Fractio panis
2nd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1000*341
True Color
51 Kb



Fractio panis
2nd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1400*688
True Color
254 Kb



Fractio panis
2nd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1500*1207
True Color
218 Kb



Old Testament scene
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1200*826
True Color
249 Kb



Three Babylonian Men Thrown into the Fiery Furnace
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1100*881
True Color
206 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1200*727
True Color
125 Kb



Interior view
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1000*656
True Color
95 Kb



Scenes from a Christian woman's life
260s
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1500*745
True Color
146 Kb



Scenes from a Christian woman's life
260s
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1500*869
True Color
239 Kb



Scenes from a Christian woman's life
260s
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1100*737
True Color
180 Kb



Scenes from a Christian woman's life (detail)
260s
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

937*1200
True Color
256 Kb



Scenes from a Christian woman's life (detail)
260s
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

799*1200
True Color
232 Kb



The Good Shepherd
around 200
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

716*1000
True Color
209 Kb



The Good Shepherd
around 200
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

773*1300
True Color
238 Kb



Interior view
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1300*906
True Color
232 Kb



Interior view
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1100*741
True Color
181 Kb



Coopers
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1200*866
True Color
229 Kb



Virgin with a Prophet
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1012*1200
True Color
246 Kb



Annunciation
3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome

1200*1400
True Color
247 Kb