These paintings are similar to other fish and loaves images, including a famous late-fourth- or early-fifth-century mosaic found in the Church of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha, where tradition locates the multiplication miracle. The mosaic depicts two fish flanking a basket of bread and is similar in design to the small symbolic paintings found in the catacombs (which date to about 200 C.E.) and to the fish and chalice mosaic in what is thought to have been a house church in Ostia Antica.