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

Dome Mosaic: Baptism of Christ (Detail)

Personification of the Jordan River as an old man rising from the water, holding a reed in one hand and offering a garment to Christ in the other. Detail of dome mosaic in the Battistero Neoniano (Orthodox Baptistery) in Ravenna, dating from 451-75.