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Image of St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert

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Giovanni Antonio Lorenzini
Italian (1665 - 1740) Etcher

Lorenzo Pasinelli
Italian (1629 - 1700) Painter

St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert

ca. 1680 - 1740

18.75 x 31.25 in. (47.625 x 79.375 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.133
Geography: Europe, Italy, Bologna
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: Italian

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  • Bible stories - Stories paraphrasing Biblical texts or closely based on Biblical events.
  • Christianity - Refers to the world religion and culture that developed in the first century CE, driven by the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Its roots are in the Judaic tradition and the Old Testament. The tenets include a belief in the death and redemptive resurrection of Jesus. The religion incorporates a tradition of faith, ritual, and a form of church authority or leadership.
  • deserts - Broad category of dry regions occurring where rainfall is less than 50 cm per year; usually barren and treeless.
  • preaching - The act of delivering a sermon or religious address.
  • religions - Belief systems that encompass various personal and institutional relationships between human beings and what they regard as holy, sacred, or divine, usually but not always a deity, or a spiritual or occult force. Participation in a religion is typically manifested in obedience, reverence, and worship, often including group activities and alliance with a leader. Elements of a religion or similar belief system include doctrine, ritual, defined parameters of morality, and a code of living, often seen as a means of achieving spiritual or material improvement.
  • saints - People recognized by others as holy persons; in various religions, the dead who are believed to be in Heaven. In the Roman and Eastern Catholic churches, people who are formally recognized by the Church as having had exceptional holiness of life and therefore an exalted station in heaven, and who have often been formally canonized.

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  • Sheet Dimensions: 18.75 x 31.25 in. (47.625 x 79.375 cm)

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