Fresco

Fresco or wall-painting in water-colors, was very common in the early ages of the Christian mera, and was gradually introduced into sacred places, especially churches and the catacombs, portions of it still remaining. The subjects are usually Scriptural, though sometimes purely ideal. (See illustration on page 417.) For the details see Smith, Dict. of Christ. Antiq. s.v. SEE PAINTING.

 
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