• Elements of Christian visual culture appeared in
    various media in monumental and applied art during the late
    antique period, from painted decoration in the catacombs,
    through funerary monuments, to utilitarian objects such as
    jewellery and lamps. The paper analyses the symbolic meaning
    of fish and maritime motifs in the context of the late antique
    visual culture of the Mediterranean and their meaning within
    the Interpretatio Christiana, as well as the appearance of these
    motifs on late antique lamps. Ten lamps with maritime motifs
    or in the form of fish or dolphins are known from the territory
    of the Central Balkans. Elements of decoration are considered
    in relation to analogies, textual references, and the context of
    the finds.