Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology

Jesus sits among his disciples in this wall painting from an arcosolium in the catacomb of Domitilla. Portrayed as a young beardless man, Jesus sits in the fashion of a Greek philosopher, holding the scroll of Scripture in his right hand and gesturing with his left. The disciples sit on a curved bench, an exedra, and listen to the lecture. All are dressed in the Greek fashion, appropriate for their philosophical pursuits as teacher and students.