Tomba di Rotari, Monte San Angelo
11th century, Southern Italy

Deposition of the body of JesusThe Resurrection
The arrest of JesusCarrying the cross

A Detail of the Arrest of Jesus


Photo by dolorix



The soldier grasping Jesusí left hand is referenced as figure 565 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
565. Relief, Arrest of Jesus, mid-11th century AD, south Italian, in situ, Tomba di Rotari, Monte San Angelo.
p419, Vol 2: The infantry of Italy was, at this time, not dissimilar to that of the muslim side of the Mediterranean (Figs. 560, 561, 562, 565, 568, 569, 570, 571 and 574).



See also Lombards in a 10th Century Exultet Beneventano
Lombard soldier in an 11th Century Exultet Roll, Museo Civico, Pisa
Frieze of Hunters over the door of the Church of San Bernadetto, Brindisi, late 11th Century
Other 11th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers