Baptism of Christ

German (Southern)
Renaissance
about 1520


Object Place: Europe, Germany, Southern Germany

Dimensions

130.81 x 90.17 cm (51 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

45.513

Medium or Technique

Polychromed wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

High relief. Polychromed wood. Four figures in foreground: gilt-robed angels, one with hands in prayer & one holding garments; kneeling figure of Christ, Standing St. John, gilded cloak. Architectural background, gilded, gold dove against stylized clouds.

Provenance

January 29, 1885, Cossa sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 56. 1945, Mr. and Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge, Boston; 1945, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession date: June 14, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge