|Authors:||San Vitale Ravenna master mosaicists||Contributors:||Theodore Lymniotis, Anna Radini||Title:||Ravenna, Battistero degli Ariani, Battesimo di Cristo||Start date:||493||End date:||526||Historical Period:||Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period||Description:||
Arian Baptistery, wall mosaic decoration, cupola: the Baptism of Christ. Christ is shown naked, beardless and half-submerged in the river. Christ is flanked by John the Baptist on the right and a personification of the river Jordan on the left. He is clad in a green cloak, holding a reed and crowned with crab claws. Above, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove sprays lustral water from its beak.
|Place:||Battistero degli Ariani, Italy||Languages:||No linguistic content; Not applicable||Medium:||pâte de verre (glass)
stone (worked rock)
|Project:||BYZART Project||Fond:||Biblioteca Classense Mario Mazzotti Archive||Physical type:||wall coverings||Material and technique:||mosaic (process)||Data provider:||Museum of Ravenna||License:||All rights reserved||Rights holder:||Polo Museale Emilia Romagna|
|Appears in Collections:||BYZART|
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