6 of the Oldest Images of Jesus Christ

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6 of the Oldest Images of Our Lord Jesus Christ

1) Alexamenos graffito – 1st to 3rd century

Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Is this a depiction (albeit, a mocking one) of Jesus – perhaps even the oldest surviving image of Jesus?

The image is carved in plaster on a wall in Rome and is dated to somewhere between the 1st and 3rd centuries. It depicts a man looking at a person with the head of a donkey that’s being crucified, and it says, “Alexamenos worshipping God.” It’s believed that this was intended to be mocking the faith of a Christian named Alexamenos.

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