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Image of The Baptism of Christ

Martin Schongauer
German, ca. 1450–1491

The Baptism of Christ

about 1485

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Northern Europe, German
6 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (15.88 cm x 15.88 cm)
Medium and Support: Engraving on paper
Accession Number: 1998.0003

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr.

The Baptism of Christ is a work ascribed to the latest period of Schongauer's oeuvre. It is generally considered one of his most successful and sophisticated compositions, and may have been intended as one of a series of works depicting the life of Christ.
Images of the Baptism of Christ were commonly included in programs that depicted the life of Christ. Christ's baptism was typologically associated with the anointing by the prophets of the Israelite kings from the Old Testament, and with scenes of the Resurrection from the New Testament, thus establishing that Christ was both the chosen of God, as well as the means of human salvation.

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