Citation"Baptism from the series The Seven Sacraments
(Pietro Antonio Novelli) , TL42414.3,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 29, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/371394.
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A man holds an infant over a large vessel of water, as the priest pours a cup of water over the infant’s head. A woman kneels beside the man. To the right, a demon looks on at the scene from being a column. In the background, an image of the crucified Jesus Christ floats behind the woman and man, blood spouting from a wound in his side and pouring onto the infant’s head. Other Biblical figures float in the background, including several angels, God, and a dove that shines light onto the infant.