Monday, March 15, 2010

Early Christian martyrs’ last prayer in Rome

Painting (1883) of early Christians being slaughtered for entertainment in the Colosseum in Rome by French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 - 10 January 1904). The artist is known for the style known as Academicism, and the range of his oeuvre included historical paintings, Greek mythology, Orientalism and portraits.

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