On One of the Lead Codices Images: Philip Davies
Philip Davies writes
I Wonder if anyone thinks these two pictures are related.
The first picture is the one I tentatively suggested as a crucifixion scene:
the other is from Adomnan’s transcription of Arculf’s De Locis Sanctis. (It is reproduced on http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/mad/sources/sources056.html).
It shows the column in front of St Stephen’ Gate (as the ‘Damascus Gate’/’Bab el Amud’ was known in the Byzantine period).
I Wonder how many think that one may have been inspired by the other? I’m not certain myself, but let’s spread the job around a bit. Personally, I’m not too sure, but some of my colleagues think so.
So what do you think- did the recently discovered lead codex copy from the other or is the other actually a replica of the (putatively) earlier lead codex?
UPDATE: Robert Deutsch sends along images of the materials he mentions in comments.