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Loaves and Fish–5th Century Christian Mosaic – Near Capernaum – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

Loaves and Fish–5th Century Christian Mosaic – Near Capernaum – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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This mosaic is from a 5th Century church on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is just south of Capernaum, at the traditional site of where Jesus performed the miracle of feeding the 5,000. The mosaic is on the floor in front of the altar. According to John, Jesus took 5 loaves and 2 fish and multiplied them so much that all the people ate their fill and leftovers were gathered up in baskets.

Today it is called the Church of the Multiplication. It is built on the site of the ancient church, first built around 350 A.D. and enlarged around 480, when the floor mosaics were added. It was destroyed in 614 by pagan Persians, and was not uncovered until the 1930s. The new church is built to the exact floor plan of the 480 church, and even uses some of the same building elements, such as the mosaics.

This image is a beautiful reminder of the power of Jesus and the deep tradition of our Faith. He gives us this day, our daily bread, by giving us the strength to work and the people to buy food from. None of it happens without him. As Christians, we celebrate that! This is a perfect picture for kitchens and dining rooms in Christian homes.

We spent a lot of time restoring this image because we love it. We remained very close to the original colors and look of the mosaic.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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