Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ, a Ukrainian Easter egg by Renata Bernal

Technique
Pysanki (wax resist dye method)
Size
goose egg
Signature
painted in dye on front image pane
Description
Renata Bernal has created a series of eggs that uniquely combine the traditional pysanki (wax-resist) design and decoration method with her own painting style. The front oval image is a depiction of a traditional religious scene (appropriate to the Easter season) painted in egg dye, while the borders and back of the egg are traditional Ukrainian patterns and designs created using the classic wax-resist method. This specific egg depicts the baptism of Jesus by John on the front, with an image of a lamb (the symbol for John the Baptist) on the back.
Status
Sold to private owner

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