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Analytic Techniques IV: Interpreting an Image

25 lira Pope Leo I Remonstrating with Attila the Hun single

Pope Leo I Remonstrating with Atilla the Hun, 1951

60 lira Black Madonna of Czestochowa single

Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Poland, 1956

25 lira St. Bartholomew and Church of Grottaferrata single

St. Bartholomew and Church of Grottaferrata, 1956

Chosen Topic: “Explain the role of the pope through three stamps.” By studying stamps during Pope Pius XII's time, students will understand his mission as a pope.

Analytic Techniques:

• Read the story of Pius XII

• Look at each stamp. What are the subject matters represented?

• How does it reflect the role of Pope Pius XII?

• What is Pope Pius XII renowned for during his time?

• Why are the subject matters so important that they need to be incorporated in stamps?

• What is the context of his life?