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Historical Archive: John the Baptist


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Arian Bapistry, Ravenna, late 5th to early 6th c. This work has its own page.
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Baptism of Christ, engraved reverse, crystal, 6th-7th c., Met 31.12.3
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Baptism of Christ, detail, crystal, 6th-7th c., Met 31.12.3
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flight of Elizabeth and John: pyxis with Massacre of the Innocents, eastern Mediterranean? c.550-600; Louvre OA 5524 B. This object has its own page.
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Sancta Sanctorum reliquary box, Syria/Palestine, late 6th-early 7th c. This work has its own page.
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Mary, Peter, John the Baptist: Lateran Baptistery, Rome, Chapel of St. Vanantius, 640-49. This chapel has its own interior page.
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Annunciation, Dream of Joseph, Visitation, Naming of John (top panel); John preaching, and Baptism (bottom panel), Werden Casket panels, ivory, early 9th c.?, V&A 149-, 149A-, 149B-1866
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Baptism of Christ obverse, crystal intaglio, c.855-69, Rouen Musée Départemental des Antiquités 473. This object has its own page.
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Baptism of Christ, crystal intaglio backed with red foil (obverse), c.830-900. Freiburg im Breisgau, Münster. For full cross see Freiburg im Breisgau.
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John reproaches Herod and Herodias: Bernward Column, Hildesheim, c. 1020, bronze, which has its own page.
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Herod and Herodias: Bernward Column, Hildesheim, c. 1020, bronze, which has its own page.
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imprisonment of John: Bernward Column, Hildesheim, c. 1020, bronze, which has its own page.
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feast and dance of Salome: Bernward Column, Hildesheim, c. 1020, bronze, which has its own page.
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head of John presented to Herod: Bernward Column, Hildesheim, c. 1020, bronze, which has its own page.
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Maastricht, St. Servatius, 13th c. portal with 19th c. polychrome: John the Baptist, David, Moses, Abraham and Isaac. For contiguous images see Servatius.
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Maastricht, St. Servatius, 13th c. portal with 19th c. polychrome: Mary (1885 replacement for Simeon), Baptism, John the Evangelist, Servatius. For contiguous images see Servatius.
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Saint Elizabeth shrine, 13th c., Marburg Elizabethkirche (in situ)
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Saint Elizabeth shrine, 13th c., Marburg Elizabethkirche (in situ)
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Sens cathedral west facade north portal, tympanum and archivolts: Baptism of Christ, Herod's Feast, John beheaded, Christ in Majesty; life of John; c.1200 and late 13th-early 14th c. This work has its own exterior page.
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Sens cathedral west facade north portal (Portal of John the Baptist)
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Life of John the Baptist, dome mosaic c.1240-1310, Baptistery of St. John, Florence. This work has its own pages with many scenes.
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apse vault mosaic 1260-70, Baptistery of St. John, Florence. This work has its own pages.
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Virgin and Child with SS Francis, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, and Mary Magdalen, c.1270-80, follower of Madonna del Voto Master, SPN 7. This work has its own page.
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Virgin and Child with angels, Old Testament figures, and saints, Duccio workshop: Ugolino?, 1312-19, SPN 47. This work has its own page.
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life of John the Baptist: Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 paintings: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages with details.
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saints to Mary's right with John the Baptist, dome: Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 paintings: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages.
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altarpiece: Elizabeth holding the infant St. John in the desert: Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 paintings: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages with other views.
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head of John the Baptist on a charger, alabaster with traces of polychrome, 15th c. Nottingham, PMA 1962-67-8
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SS. Catherine (cut off), *John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, ecclesiastical saint, and unidentified saint, 1434-37, Sion, Valère basilica, which has its own interior page with contiguous paintings and architectural context
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Hat badge with head of John the Baptist, 1475-85: gold, carnelian, enamel. AIC 1992.301
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Annunciation polyptych fr. church St. Elizabeth Wrocław, tempera on wood, c.1480, MNW Śr. 124. This work has its own page.
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John the Baptist fasting, stained glass from St. Pierre du Châtel, Rouen, Master of the Life of John the Baptist, early 16th c., PMA 1929-131-1. For unicorn detail see PMA.
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Baptism of Christ, stained glass from St. Pierre du Châtel, Rouen, Master of the Life of John the Baptist, early 16th c., PMA 1929-131-1
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Death of John the Baptist, stained glass from St. Pierre du Châtel, Rouen, Master of the Life of John the Baptist, early 16th c., PMA 1929-131-1
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Annunciation to Zachariah: Sens cathedral north transept windows, Jean Hympe the elder and the younger and Tassin Gassot, c.1515-19. This work has its own page.