« LES CERFS – LE CANTHARE – LES QUATRES FLEUVES DU PARADIS DANS LA MOSAIQUE CHRETIENNE DE TUNISIE. LES CATECHUMENES ET LE BAPTEME/ LES FIDELES ET L’EUCHARISTIE: UNE CONTRIBUTION A L’ICONOGRAPHIE PALEOCHRETIENNE D’OCCIDENT ». Antigüedad y Cristianismo 38, 115-133.

The figures of deer, of kantharos (cantharus), and the four rivers of Paradise are all part of a rich catalog of early Christian iconography in Tunisia. We often find this iconography in the mosaics of baptisteries, as well as mosaics in the basilicas. The presence of such iconographic figures in all Tunisia, whether in prominent basilicas or in small rural churches reflects the unity of the Christian faith throughout the territory, as well as the firmness of the Christian traditions that came from the East. In this article, we will first explain the spiritual and Christian signification of these iconographic figures and afterwards we will present the models in mosaics found in Tunisia within their archeological context.

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