Mocking of Christ, 16th century

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A simple line from the Old Testament--"there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness" (Isaiah 53:2)--was seized upon to justify cruel acts of disfigurement in Passion writings. In this Mocking scene, Christ's oppressors all have some crude means of menacing him, including a screaming trumpet. The assaults were said to leave Christ unrecognizable, an idea suggested by the cloth over his face.

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Title
Mocking of Christ
Artist Life
1471–1528
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.192
Catalogue Raisonne
Holl.139, B.30, 120; M.139
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