John the Baptist and Christ

Date: Late 10th/Early 11th Century

Place of Production: Winchester(?), England

Description: Carved in walrus ivory, this relief carving depicts the baptism of Christ. It may have originally been part of a plaque covering a book or reliquary casket. The pair stand in the waves of the river Jordan, and both have haloes above.

Held at: British Museum

Accession Number: 1974,1002.1

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