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Spoleto Cathedral: John the Baptist by Pinturicchio (1497)

John the Baptist by Pinturicchio (1497)

Saint John the Baptist, pointing at the Christ Child. The banner on his staff reads "Behold the Lamb of God" in Latin. The pigment in his robe has faded, revealing the sketches underneath. Detail of Madonna and Child with Saints (1497), an Early Renaissance fresco by Pinturicchio, in the Eroli Chapel of Spoleto Cathedral, Umbria, Italy.