This marble bust may seem unusual because it casts Jesus as a Greek god, but during the Renaissance, artists often saw parallels between stories from Christian history and those of the ancient Greek and Roman past.
Music used in this episode:
Madrigals, Book 4: 1a parte, Io tacero
Composed by Carlo Gesualdo
Performed by Ensemble Arte Musica
Original air date: Jul. 26, 2018