Deer drinking at a well with apostles in the vault aboveIn Christian iconography, the deer or hart symbolizes the Christian searching for the fountain of life, or God.
The apostles with twining vines and the ChiRho symbol for Christ
The domeThe cross is at the center while the four evangelists' symbols occupy the corners--and see below: the ox for Luke, the eagle for John, and the angel for Matthew. Not pictured is the lion for Mark.
Elaborate decorative motifs in mosaic
Click here to return to index of art historical sites.
Click here to return to index of artists and architects.
Click here to return to chronological index.
Click here to see the home page of Bluffton University.