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originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
a reply to: Harut
Watching Risk Steve's Europe has enlightened me about old art but I still have nothing about this except look for people in the church at that time that he may have portrayed.
Just a thought. Maybe it helps.
The painting is called : The conspiracy
My first question:Which conspiracy is it depicting?
"Resplendent in purple and gold, Constantine made a ceremonial entrance at the opening of the council, probably in early June, but respectfully seated the bishops ahead of himself." As Eusebius described, Constantine "himself proceeded through the midst of the assembly, like some heavenly messenger of God, clothed in raiment which glittered as it were with rays of light, reflecting the glowing radiance of a purple robe, and adorned with the brilliant splendor of gold and precious stones".