Ravenna, Battistero degli Ariani, Battesimo di Cristo

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Contributor

Theodoric

Creator

Ravenna master mosaicists

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.

Current Ownership

Polo Museale Emilia Romagna

Chronology Specific

493-526

Material

Chronology Period

5th-6th c. AD

Technique

Content Provider

Museum of Ravenna

Original Collection

Biblioteca Classense, Mario Mazzotti Archive

Content Rights