Alexamenos graffito

Sunday 05 April 2015 at 08:26 am

The Alexamenos graffito is an inscription carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome. Dated from between the late 1st and late 3rd centuries, it is considered by some scholars to be among the earliest known pictorial representations of the Crucifixion of Christ.

The image shown is a human figure with the head of a Donkey. To the left is shown Alexamenos and below is a caption wirtten in Greek: 'Alexamenos Worships [his] God'.

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