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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

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)
gold (metal)
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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