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dc.contributor.advisorRautman, Marcus Louis, 1955-eng
dc.contributor.authorGannaway, Ethan, 1974-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Apr. 14, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Marcus Rautman.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation employs an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the late fourth-century wall paintings of the Cubiculum Leonis, a tomb in the Catacomb of Commodilla. Most of the original exterior and interior wall paintings of this cubiculum, with its three arcosolia, are extant and feature Saints Felix and Adauctus prominently on the entrance façade and the back lunette. Saint Peter appears in a denial scene and fountain scene on the right and left lunettes, respectively. A variety of smaller scenes depicting doves, lambs, holy figures, fruit, and more appear elsewhere. A titulus appears above the entrance arch and the doves that adorn it. An elaborate framework borders these scenes and the vault itself, filled with stars and a bust of Christ. This dissertation investigates contemporary funerary and viewing contexts, employing archaeological and literary sources and modern theories of viewing, to comprehend the programmatic message of the paintings. A structuralist approach to the resulting program narrative compared to other instances of apotheosis (Christian and non-Christian) in late Roman society places this tomb within the wider social context. In this tomb, the late lay Roman, through the certain presence and power of the martyr-saints, assuredly becomes immortal.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentx, 321 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc607566039eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6881
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6881eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.sourceSubmitted by University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshCatacomba di Commodilla (Rome, Italy)eng
dc.subject.lcshMural painting and decoration, Early Christian -- Italy -- Rome -- Themes, motiveseng
dc.subject.lcshCatacombs -- Italy -- Romeeng
dc.titlePraesentia et potentia in the Cubiculum Leonis in the catacomb of Commodilla, Rome : late ancient martyr cult in a late Roman's tombeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt history and archaeology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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