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Veiled Orant


An orant or orans is a praying figure, frequently depicted in Early Christian art, especially in the Roman catacombs. One example, sometimes referred to as “Woman with a Veil,” appears on the walls of the Catacomb of Priscilla and shows a veiled woman with outstretched arms.


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms


  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism


Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • N7832


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Jensen, Robin Margaret. Understanding Early Christian Art. 2000.

                 Call Number: N7832.J46 2000 (Also in REF)

  • Milburn, Robert. Early Christian Art and Architecture. 1988.

                 Call Number: N7832.M47 1988



Reference Materials


  • Jensen, Robin Margaret. Understanding Early Christian Art.Call Number: REF N7832.J46 2005

o Pg. 17, 32-3, 35-7, 39 (Also in Circulating)

  • Murray, Peter. The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture. Call Number: REF N7825.S68 1994

o Pg. 357

  • Speake, Jennifer. The Dent Dictionary of Symbols in Christian Art. Call Number: REF N7825.S68 1994

o Pg. 106



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