The Baptism of Christ
on panel, 48 7/8 x 31 1/16 inches
National Gallery of
The angel's garb suggests the liturgical garment called the alb,
worn by all ministers in a liturgy to symbolize their own
baptism. Hanging at the angel's left flank is what appears to be
another liturgical garment, the stole.
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