interior scene; bottom R shows Christ seated with five figures immediately surrounding him-three looking and two above his head are poking him, placing crown of thorns on his head; in foreground is a knife next to branches of thorns; to R two figures with shields dressed in military garments stand as if watching; on L is guard in same attire; guards throughout interior; through outside the doorways on L hand side is Christ walking head looking down, appears as if figures are holding his hands behind his back; Chinese symbols by each depiction of Christ and one symbol above doorway, third one in

The Mocking of Christ, plate from Giulio Aleni's "Tianzhu jiangsheng zhuxiang jingjie" (An Illustrated History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the Flesh), Jinjiang Church, Fujian Province, China, 1637

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Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1925expand_more  P.10,508

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The Mocking of Christ, plate from Giulio Aleni's "Tianzhu jiangsheng zhuxiang jingjie" (An Illustrated History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the Flesh), Jinjiang Church, Fujian Province, China
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interior scene; bottom R shows Christ seated with five figures immediately surrounding him-three looking and two above his head are poking him, placing crown of thorns on his head; in foreground is a knife next to branches of thorns; to R two figures with shields dressed in military garments stand as if watching; on L is guard in same attire; guards throughout interior; through outside the doorways on L hand side is Christ walking head looking down, appears as if figures are holding his hands behind his back; Chinese symbols by each depiction of Christ and one symbol above doorway, third one in