Vaults of Memory. Jewish and Christian Imagery in the Catacombs of Rome. An Exhibition

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Author & Curator

Estelle Shohet Brettman.


Boston, Mass., USA, 1985. Booklet, 40 pp., illustrations: 5 col., 14 b&w, 25.5 × 21.7 cm. English.


Boston Public Library (1983–1985)


A photographic exhibition showing Jewish, Christian and pagan funerary art from the catacombs and other ancient sites. In-depth essays on the catacombs, their inscriptions and their imagery. 199 items.


Online version of the exhibition:

main keywords


minor keywords

Archaeological findsItalyRome, catacombsTombstones, ancient

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet with explanatory text about the catacombs, their exploration, their symbols, etc., 12 pp., 9 b&w illus., 23 × 10 cm.

Other venues

Spertus Museum, Chicago, Ill., USA (14 September–31 December 1989); Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., USA; University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA; Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Israel.

Catalog from other venue

#1041 (Chicago)

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