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#2751: Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ

Photo 2751: Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ - Neonian Baptistery, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2751
Credit
Title
Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ
Caption
The Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Detail of dome mosaic in the Battistero Neoniano (Orthodox Baptistery) in Ravenna, dating from 451-75. On lower right is a personification of the Jordan River as an old man rising from the water, holding a reed in one hand and offering a garment to Christ in the other. The right arm of John the Baptist, the dove, and Christ's head are 18th-century restorations and the dish was a controversial addition of the 19th century, but the rest is original.
Geotag
44.415624° N, 12.197324° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600