Baptism of Jesus.
 Scott, Lorenzo

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Title:Baptism of Jesus
Notes:PLEASE USE THIS CREDIT INFORMATION: Lorenzo Scott, Baptism of Jesus.

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This piece illustrates a scene from the New Testament in which Jesus was baptized. Lorenzo Scott painted Saint John and one of the angels as black people, linking the faith of his community to John’s mission to “prepare the way for the Lord.”

Gift of Jane and Bert Hunecke.
Artist:Scott, Lorenzo
Building:Smithsonian American Art Museum
Country:United States

Scripture:Matthew 3:13-17
Mark 1:4-11
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
John, the Baptist (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AEpip01
General Subject:Baptism of Christ
Culture: African American
Culture: Black

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Attribution:Scott, Lorenzo. Baptism of Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 18, 2022]. Original source:
Record Number:58804 Last Updated: 2021-11-07 10:32:28 Record Created: 2021-07-03 06:05:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition