Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ (Detail)
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Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ (Detail)

The Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Detail of dome mosaic in the Battistero Neoniano (Orthodox Baptistery) in Ravenna, dating from 451-75. The right arm and dish of John the Baptist, the dove, and Christ's head are 18th- and 19th-century restorations; the rest is original.