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296 Studia Biblica et

by S. R. Driver
296 Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica. a cloth to the right. The water is here for the first time definitely represented as rising miraculously in a heap, a feature which becomes very common in later times1. Ex. 52. Ivory from Micheli Collection at Berlin. An ivory in the Berlin Museum formerly belonging to the Micheli collection at Paris shows the dove as pouring water from a pitcher over the Saviours head, who is repre-sented as a full- grown man, nude, holding His hands down and immersed in the water to His thighs ( Fig. 44). The Baptist is clothed in an exomis of skin, holding a crooked staff, and on dry land. On the other side is the figure of Jordan, out of the water, nude, but with a cloth over his lap. He points upwards with his right hand, and in his left holds an inverted pitcher from which the water flows. Above are three winged heads of angels holding cloths. The hand appears in heaven over the dove. The work is ascribed to the seventh century2. Ex. 53. Ivory at Strassburg. Another example presenting the same features is men-tioned as being in the possession of Herr Forrer at Strass-burg, and is mentioned by A. Jacoby in his Bericht über die Taufe Jesu. The hand of God appears above. The dove holds a pitcher in its beak, and an angel stands in the 1 Str., p. 33, tav. viii, 1. 2 Westwood, No. 240.— Str.,  p. 36, taf. viii, 3. Pig. 44. Chapter Home  | TOC  | Index t t

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296 Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica. a cloth to the right. The water is here for the first time definitely represented as rising miraculously in a heap, a feature which becomes very common in later times1. Ex. 52. Ivory from Micheli Collection at Berlin. An ivory in the Berlin Museum formerly belonging to the Micheli collection at Paris shows the dove as pouring water from a pitcher over the Saviour's head, who is repre-sented as a full- grown man, nude, holding His hands down and immersed in the water to His thighs ( Fig. 44). The Baptist is clothed in an exomis of skin, holding a crooked staff, and on dry land. On the other side is the figure of Jordan, out of the water, nude, but with a cloth over his lap. He points upwards with his right hand, and in his left holds an inverted pitcher from which the water flows. Above are three winged heads of angels holding cloths. The hand appears in heaven over the dove. The work is ascribed to the seventh century2. Ex. 53. Ivory at Strassburg. Another example presenting the same features is men-tioned as being in the possession of Herr Forrer at Strass-burg, and is mentioned by A. Jacoby in his Bericht über die Taufe Jesu. The hand of God appears above. The dove holds a pitcher in its beak, and an angel stands in the 1 Str., p. 33, tav. viii, 1. 2 Westwood, No. 240.— Str., p. 36, taf. viii, 3. Pig. 44. << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index t t
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