• Gothic sculptures depicting the arrival in Amiens (1206) of a relic of Saint (st) John The Baptist from Constantinople brought by Richard de Gerberoy, and the beheading of John. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Scenes from the early Renaissance south door of the Baptistry of Florence ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) made by Andrea Pisano in 1329 showing scenes from the life of John The Baptist , made in bronze and guilded in gold. The Bapistry of the Duomo, Florence Italy
  • Scenes from the early Renaissance south door of the Baptistry of Florence ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) made by Andrea Pisano in 1329 showing scenes from the life of John The Baptist , made in bronze and guilded in gold. The Bapistry of the Duomo, Florence Italy
  • Scenes from the early Renaissance south door of the Baptistry of Florence ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) made by Andrea Pisano in 1329 showing scenes from the life of John The Baptist , made in bronze and guilded in gold. The Bapistry of the Duomo, Florence Italy
  • Scenes from the early Renaissance south door of the Baptistry of Florence ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) made by Andrea Pisano in 1329 showing scenes from the life of John The Baptist , made in bronze and guilded in gold. The Bapistry of the Duomo, Florence Italy
  • Scenes from the early Renaissance south door of the Baptistry of Florence ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) made by Andrea Pisano in 1329 showing scenes from the life of John The Baptist , made in bronze and guilded in gold. The Bapistry of the Duomo, Florence Italy
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting the arrival in Amiens (1206) of a relic of John The Baptist from Constantinople brought by Richard de Gerberoy, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France. Panel 23A.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist including Christ gbeing baptised. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist including Christ gbeing baptised. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John the Baptist, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting the arrival in Amiens (1206) of a relic of John The Baptist from Constantinople brought by Richard de Gerberoy, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France. Panel 23A.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting scenes from the life of John The Baptist. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Gothic sculptures depicting  John The Baptist baptsisng Christ. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France.
  • Christ being baptised by John The Baptist in Byzantine mosaics of Nea Moni built by Constantine IX and Empress Zoe after the miraculous appearance of an Icon of the Virgin Mary at the site and inaugurated in 1049. Scene of a terrible sack and massacre of hundreds of Chiots and priests during the Ottoman sack of Chios in reprisal for the 1821 Greek War of Indipendance. Nea Moni monastery, Chios Island, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting scenes from the middle register showing the Baptism of Christ by John The Baptist,  from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting scenes from the middle register showing the Baptism of Christ by John The Baptist,  from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Christ being baptised by John The Baptist in Byzantine mosaics of Nea Moni built by Constantine IX and Empress Zoe after the miraculous appearance of an Icon of the Virgin Mary at the site and inaugurated in 1049. Nea Moni monastery, Chios Island, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which the Virgin Mary & John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the alpine village of Mogno. The new church was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta who used marble and granite from the valleys of the area.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from left,  of Simeon holding the Christ Child and  John the Baptist holding the Agnus Dei. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from left,  of  John the Baptist holding the Agnus Dei. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from left,  of  John the Baptist holding the Agnus Dei. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depicting Christ being baptised by John The Baptist.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depicting Christ being baptised by John The Baptist.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depicting Christ being baptised by John The Baptist.
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing probably showing the arch angel Gabriel Gabriel revealing the coming of the Messaiah to Jon the Baptist ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • Frescoes depicting the baptism of Christ bt St John the Baptist on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes depicting the baptism of Christ bt St John the Baptist  on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Eastern Roman Byzantine walk in baptismal font from the 6th century AD Parish Church of Demna near Kalibia, Cape Bon, Tunisia. <br />
<br />
The baptismal font was removed from the church and restored in the Bardo Museum Tunis in 1955. <br />
<br />
The mosaic iconographic decorations represent the salvation of the neophyte, newcomer, who by being baptised is admitted into the Church of Christ whilst being illuminated by faith, represented the mosaic lit candle illustrations.<br />
<br />
The P with a cross through it is the Chi Rho, a Christian symbol which represent the first two letters of Jesus Christ's name in Greek. The Christogram also has the Greek letters Alpha and Omega which represent the passage from the book of revelations: “I am the Alpha and Omega" Chapter 1 verse 8, which is clarified by "the beginning and the end" (Revelation 21:6, 22:13). <br />
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In these type of baptismal fonts those being baptised would have been fully immersed in water as John the Baptist immersed Jesus. <br />
<br />
The font was paid for by donation by Iuliana and Aquinius who dedicated the font to St Cyprian, the martyed Bishop of Carthage, circa 258,  and the author of a treatise on baptism rites<br />
<br />
The Bardo Museum Tunis
  • Eastern Roman Byzantine walk in baptismal font from the 6th century AD Parish Church of Demna near Kalibia, Cape Bon, Tunisia. <br />
<br />
The baptismal font was removed from the church and restored in the Bardo Museum Tunis in 1955. <br />
<br />
The mosaic iconographic decorations represent the salvation of the neophyte, newcomer, who by being baptised is admitted into the Church of Christ whilst being illuminated by faith, represented the mosaic lit candle illustrations.<br />
<br />
The P with a cross through it is the Chi Rho, a Christian symbol which represent the first two letters of Jesus Christ's name in Greek. The Christogram also has the Greek letters Alpha and Omega which represent the passage from the book of revelations: “I am the Alpha and Omega" Chapter 1 verse 8, which is clarified by "the beginning and the end" (Revelation 21:6, 22:13). <br />
<br />
In these type of baptismal fonts those being baptised would have been fully immersed in water as John the Baptist immersed Jesus. <br />
<br />
The font was paid for by donation by Iuliana and Aquinius who dedicated the font to St Cyprian, the martyed Bishop of Carthage, circa 258,  and the author of a treatise on baptism rites<br />
<br />
The Bardo Museum Tunis
  • Eastern Roman Byzantine walk in baptismal font from the 6th century AD Parish Church of Demna near Kalibia, Cape Bon, Tunisia. <br />
<br />
The baptismal font was removed from the church and restored in the Bardo Museum Tunis in 1955. <br />
<br />
The mosaic iconographic decorations represent the salvation of the neophyte, newcomer, who by being baptised is admitted into the Church of Christ whilst being illuminated by faith, represented the mosaic lit candle illustrations.<br />
<br />
The P with a cross through it is the Chi Rho, a Christian symbol which represent the first two letters of Jesus Christ's name in Greek. The Christogram also has the Greek letters Alpha and Omega which represent the passage from the book of revelations: “I am the Alpha and Omega" Chapter 1 verse 8, which is clarified by "the beginning and the end" (Revelation 21:6, 22:13). <br />
<br />
In these type of baptismal fonts those being baptised would have been fully immersed in water as John the Baptist immersed Jesus. <br />
<br />
The font was paid for by donation by Iuliana and Aquinius who dedicated the font to St Cyprian, the martyed Bishop of Carthage, circa 258,  and the author of a treatise on baptism rites<br />
<br />
The Bardo Museum Tunis
  • Eastern Roman Byzantine walk in baptismal font from the 6th century AD Parish Church of Demna near Kalibia, Cape Bon, Tunisia. <br />
<br />
The baptismal font was removed from the church and restored in the Bardo Museum Tunis in 1955. <br />
<br />
The mosaic iconographic decorations represent the salvation of the neophyte, newcomer, who by being baptised is admitted into the Church of Christ whilst being illuminated by faith, represented the mosaic lit candle illustrations.<br />
<br />
The P with a cross through it is the Chi Rho, a Christian symbol which represent the first two letters of Jesus Christ's name in Greek. The Christogram also has the Greek letters Alpha and Omega which represent the passage from the book of revelations: “I am the Alpha and Omega" Chapter 1 verse 8, which is clarified by "the beginning and the end" (Revelation 21:6, 22:13). <br />
<br />
In these type of baptismal fonts those being baptised would have been fully immersed in water as John the Baptist immersed Jesus. <br />
<br />
The font was paid for by donation by Iuliana and Aquinius who dedicated the font to St Cyprian, the martyed Bishop of Carthage, circa 258,  and the author of a treatise on baptism rites<br />
<br />
The Bardo Museum Tunis

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