Daily Archives: 14. July 2016

History of gold in art: Christianity

With the rise of Christianity, gold took on a new purpose. In Rome, Pagan gods were replaced with a single creator. Instead of building a connection between gold and spirituality, early Christians rejected wealth and luxury—including gold. Perhaps the first poor god in history To the early Christians, modesty and humbleness were considered valuable traits. After all, they were regularly attributed to Christ, considered the first poor god in history—just a humble shepherd. When the rich and powerful Roman Emperor Constantine first converted to Christianity in 312 AD, it was considered little short of a miracle. For a man who […]