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The boat, the Catacombs of Priscilla
This represents the Church, the archetype of Noah’s Ark, a means of salvation for the rest of Israel represented by the patriarch and his family. The boat is the means of salvation, a salvation that comes from above, through the miraculous intervention of Jesus, who leads us to the safe refuge of the Messianic Kingdom. It is a means of salvation for those who come aboard, with clear reference to the Church: “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” The representation of the boat, which is found in many tombs, is a symbol of hope for eternity.