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The Baptism of Christ from a set of The Passion

Artist:
Design based on an engraving by Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach) (The Baptism of Christ)
Maker:
Unidentified Weaver's Mark (AR)
Maker:
and Unidentified Weaver's Mark (ICM)
Date:
1595
Culture:
German, Alsace, possibly Strasbourg
Medium:
Wool, silk, metal thread (20 warp threads per inch, 8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
39 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. (100.3 x 75.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911
Accession Number:
11.148.4
Not on view
Signature: On the scroll: monogram A R and monogram I C M

Inscription: Inscribed on scroll: Disz ist mein ge-/ liebter Son / inn dem ich ein wol-/ gefallen hab ihn / sollet ihr hören [trans.: This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.]

Inscribed on banderole: Christus von Johane im Jordan getaüfft/ vom H: geist im ei-ner düben gstalt/ und göttlichen stimm/ der Son erklärt. Luc:iii. [trans.: Christ baptized by John in Jordan, the son made known by the Holy Ghost in the likeness of a dove and by a divine voice. Luke 3.]; below banderole: 1595
possibly from the Convent of Masevaux, near Mulhouse ; possibly in the collection of Schneider , a cathedral cleric in Mulhouse ; Müller-Schirmer (1895) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1911; to MMA)
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