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Baptism of Christ

Embroidered picture: Baptism of Christ. The Netherlands, c. AD 1500. Embroidered picture: Baptism of Christ. The Netherlands, c. AD 1500. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 52.68.

'The Baptism of Christ' is an embroidered picture, which originally may have been attached to a larger textile, as for instance an altar frontal or ecclesiastical vestment. It was made in the (southern) Netherlands around AD 1500, in the or nué technique, with silk and metal thread embroidery. It measures 38.7 x 44 cm.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 9 November 2016).

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