Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Gk. for “flesh-eating”). Originally, limestone used for coffins and held to disintegrate entombed bodies. Then, coffin in gen., often adorned with bas-reliefs, with OT and NT designs common from the 4th c.; examples at Arls, Fr., at Ravenna, It., and in the Lateran Museum, Rome.

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