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Title / Description: Baptism of Jesus in fresco painting, cemetery of PontianusCommentary: Drawing of a fresco painting of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River. God the Father is designated by the Hebrew letters inscribed on the circular tablet held by the angel. God the Spirit is figured by the dove. The stag symbolizes the longing of the soul after the waters of regenerate life, a reference to Psalm 42:1.
Object Type: image - drawing
Date: 6th - 8th century
Lundy, John P. Monumental Christianity or the Art and Symbolism of the Primitive Church. New York: J. W. Bouton, 1876;
Author of Commentary: Ebony Pollard
Source: Lundy, J. P. Monumental Christianity, or the Art and Symbolism of the Primitive Church as Witnesses and Teaches the One Catholic Faith and Practice
(New York:J. W. Bouton, 1876)
Reference: facing p. 63 figure 23