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Cherub Detail from Paleochristian Sarcophagus

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Mathilde Montpetit
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published on 23 March 2019
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Detail of cherubs from a paleochristian sarcophagus (c. 4th to 6th century CE), showing a crest with the wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus (left) and cherubs forging Mars' helmet (right). In the crypt of the Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille, France.

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About the Author

Mathilde Montpetit
Mathilde is a freelance writer based in Aix-en-Provence, France. She studies the medieval Islamic world and is interested in global historical connectivities.

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APA Style

Montpetit, M. (2019, March 23). Cherub Detail from Paleochristian Sarcophagus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10303/cherub-detail-from-paleochristian-sarcophagus/

Chicago Style

Montpetit, Mathilde. "Cherub Detail from Paleochristian Sarcophagus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10303/cherub-detail-from-paleochristian-sarcophagus/.

MLA Style

Montpetit, Mathilde. "Cherub Detail from Paleochristian Sarcophagus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2019. Web. 10 May 2021.