John the Baptist

John the Baptist, the Fore-runner of Christ, was an ascetic preacher on the banks of the Jordan river. He is often depicted with a scroll with the words, "Behold the Lamb of God" written on it.

Malcove Collection, University of Toronto
16th Century
Gesso, paint and gold leaf on wood
PMA:J99.0138.
© Malcove Collection, University of Toronto.


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