Anna “Lena” Denis

Year: 2011     

Project Description

For my project, I researched a terra cotta tile in the JHU Archaeological Museum. I traced its iconography and material to figure out where and why it was created, which required traveling through Europe and North Africa and doing many hours of source reading. I now believe that it demonstrates an important iconographic and stylistic shift in Early Christian art, one that ultimately influenced the early church’s theological understanding of salvation.