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Max Beckmann (German (culture or style))
Baptism of Christ
Museum Purchase
This black and white woodcut shows a river running horizontally across it, whose banks are made of dark wavy lines. Between the banks is a crowd of naked people, drawn in simple outlines. In the background are several trees, as well as a building, perhaps a church with an onion dome.
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian (culture or style))
Museum Purchase

Baptism of a Warrior by a Bishop Saint (recto); Young Woman's Head (verso)
17th century
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
Four people are gathered around a white table in the foreground. A nude woman on the right holds the head of a man on a gray platter. The man's body is in the bottom right corner of the print with a red trail at the neck. Across from the woman is a man in a red garmet with black and yellow stripes, and a tan cap with a red and blue stripe. Across the table are two other figures and in the background to the right stand two men in blue, much smaller than the figures around the table.
Romare Bearden (American (North American))
Salome (John the Baptist)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
This small carved boxwood cross is divided on each face into five compartments containing Christian religious scenes. The cross is set in a stand decorated with mother-of-pearl and green glass-paste stones.
Sanctification cross with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary and the Evangelists
1650 – 1800
Bequest of Baroness Matilda Ledyard von Ketteler