The Teaching Christ with Paul and Peter Acclaiming Him

4th century sarcophagus fragment
Pio-Christian Museum, The Vatican, Rome
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The throne itself is unseen, but as in most enthronement images we see the cushion and the footstool. St. Paul is on the left with his long beard and receding hairline, holding a scroll in his left hand. St. Peter, also with a scroll, has the usual short, square beard.

In this early image, we do not yet see the keys and sword that will be the two saints' attributes, nor is a cross inscribed on Christ's halo. Through the centuries the book will often re-appear in images of this type.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.