The Lord’s Baptism: Icons, Frescoes, and Mosaics

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The Lord’s Baptism: Icons, Frescoes, and Mosaics
Triptych icon. Twelfth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.
Fresco from the Roman Catacombs, third century

Fresco from the Roman Catacombs, third century

Setting of a Gospel. Second half of the fifth century. Treasury of the Duomo, Milan, Italy. Frangment.

Setting of a Gospel. Second half of the fifth century. Treasury of the Duomo, Milan, Italy. Frangment.

Mosaic from the arch of an Arian Baptistry. End of the fifth century. Ravenna, Italy.

Mosaic from the arch of an Arian Baptistry. End of the fifth century. Ravenna, Italy.

Mosaic from the Monastery of Chora (Kahrie Cami) in Constantinople. 1316-1321. Istanbul, Turkey.

Mosaic from the Monastery of Chora (Kahrie Cami) in Constantinople. 1316-1321. Istanbul, Turkey.

Sancta Sanctorum chapel reliquary. Sixth century. Vatican Museums. Fragment.

Sancta Sanctorum chapel reliquary. Sixth century. Vatican Museums. Fragment.

Mosaic from the Cathedral of the Monastery of Hosios Loukas in Phocis. Eleventh century. Greece.

Mosaic from the Cathedral of the Monastery of Hosios Loukas in Phocis. Eleventh century. Greece.

Icon. Middle of the fourteenth century. National Museum. Belgrade.

Icon. Middle of the fourteenth century. National Museum. Belgrade.

Mosaic from the arch of the Orthodox Baptistery. Roughly middle of the fifth century. Ravenna, Italy.

Mosaic from the arch of the Orthodox Baptistery. Roughly middle of the fifth century. Ravenna, Italy.

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Miniature of the Echmiadzin Gospel. Sixth century. Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Maternadaran, Yerevan, Armenia.

Miniature. Codex. 586. Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy. Fragment.

Miniature. Codex. 586. Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy. Fragment.

Khludovskoye Psalter. Mid-Ninth Century. Moscow.

Khludovskoye Psalter. Mid-Ninth Century. Moscow.

Ivory diptych. Byzantium. End of the tenth century. State Hermitage. St. Petersburg. Fragment.

Ivory diptych. Byzantium. End of the tenth century. State Hermitage. St. Petersburg. Fragment.

Fresco from the Church of Tokai Kilis in Goreme. Tenth-eleventh centuries. Cappadocia. Turkey.

Fresco from the Church of Tokai Kilis in Goreme. Tenth-eleventh centuries. Cappadocia. Turkey.

Mosaic from the cathedral of the Monastery of Nea Moni on Chios. 1042-1056. Greece.

Mosaic from the cathedral of the Monastery of Nea Moni on Chios. 1042-1056. Greece.

Mosaic from the Church of the Dormition in Daphne. About 1100. Greece.

Mosaic from the Church of the Dormition in Daphne. About 1100. Greece.

Gospel Miniature. Second half of the twelfth century. Moscow. Fragment.

Gospel Miniature. Second half of the twelfth century. Moscow. Fragment.

Icon. Second half of the twelfth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Icon. Second half of the twelfth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Triptych icon. Twelfth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Triptych icon. Twelfth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Icon. Beginning of the thirteenth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Icon. Beginning of the thirteenth century. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. Fragment.

Mosaics of the Cathedral of San Marco. Thirteenth century. Venice, Italy. Fragment.

Mosaics of the Cathedral of San Marco. Thirteenth century. Venice, Italy. Fragment.

Royal Gates. Thirteenth-fourteenth centuries. From the fort of Old Ryazan.

Royal Gates. Thirteenth-fourteenth centuries. From the fort of Old Ryazan.

Gates of the Novgorod Cathedral of St. Sophia. 1336.

Gates of the Novgorod Cathedral of St. Sophia. 1336.

Icon from the festal row of the Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir. 1408. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Icon from the festal row of the Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir. 1408. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Double-sided icon. Second quarter of the fifteenth century. Sergiev Posad History and Art Museum-Reserve.

Double-sided icon. Second quarter of the fifteenth century. Sergiev Posad History and Art Museum-Reserve.

Shroud. 1580s. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Shroud. 1580s. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Icon. Russian North. End of the sixteenth to beginning of the seventeenth centuries. Moscow.

Icon. Russian North. End of the sixteenth to beginning of the seventeenth centuries. Moscow.

Master Michael. Icon from the Annunciation Cathedral in Solvychegodsk. Beginning of the seventeenth century. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Master Michael. Icon from the Annunciation Cathedral in Solvychegodsk. Beginning of the seventeenth century. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Theophany with saints. End of the eighteenth to beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Rybinsk Museum-Reserve.

Theophany with saints. End of the eighteenth to beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Rybinsk Museum-Reserve.

Giotto di Bondone. Frescoe from the Chapel del Arena. 1304-1306, Padua, Italy.

Giotto di Bondone. Frescoe from the Chapel del Arena. 1304-1306, Padua, Italy.

Piero della Francesca. About 1450. National Gallery. London, UK.

Piero della Francesca. About 1450. National Gallery. London, UK.

Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci. 1472 - 1475 the Gallery of the Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci. 1472 – 1475 the Gallery of the Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

Domenico Ghirlandaio. Fresco Church of Santa Maria Novella. Around 1486-1490 Florence, Italy.

Domenico Ghirlandaio. Fresco Church of Santa Maria Novella. Around 1486-1490 Florence, Italy.

Joachim Patinir. 1515 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Joachim Patinir. 1515 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Camille Corot. 1847. The Church of St. Nicholas in Chardonnay, Paris, France.

Camille Corot. 1847. The Church of St. Nicholas in Chardonnay, Paris, France.

 

 

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