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Authors: Roman master mosaicists of Neonian Baptistery  
Contributors: Neon of Ravenna  
Title: Ravenna, Battistero Neoniano, Battesimo di Cristo
Start date: 449
End date: 475
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

Neonian Baptistery, wall mosaic decoration, cupola, framed medallion: the Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan. Christ is shown naked and half-submerged in the river. John the Baptist, holding a jeweled cross, is raising a paten on Christ's head. On the left, half-submerged in the river, a white-haired old man stands holding a reed; he is the personification of the river Jordan. Above the Holy Spirit is depicted in the form of a dove.

Place: Battistero Neoniano, Italy  
Languages: Latin
Medium: pâte de verre (glass)
gold (metal)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: Museum of Ravenna Cidm Archive  
Physical type: wall coverings
Material and technique: mosaic (process)
Data provider: Museum of Ravenna  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Ravenna Diocese  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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