Creator

Creation Date

16th century

Era

1400-1600

Medium

Wood carving

Dimensions

12.75 x 11

Credit Line

Purchase by the Department of Art History

Accession Number

2015.183

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, Dutch.

Description

A 16th Century High relief wood carving showing the Baptism of Christ. John the Baptist pours water from a shell on Jesus's head as he kneels in the River Jordan. An angel stands behind Christ observing as the Holy Dove descends towards Jesus's head. God the Father is shown watching the scene from above accompanied by a mass of swirling clouds.

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