Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1519


Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,626

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Eager to intensify their compassion for Christ, people hungered for details about his physical pain. Passion narratives reported that during the Crowning with Thorns, the tormentors pushed down so forcefully that "the crown pierced Christ's head and brains." The men pounded until "the points of the thorns reached into his glorious mouth, sticking out through his throat." The treatise Speculum passionis specified that the crown had 77 thorns, with three points on each thorn.

Christ Crowned with Thorns
Artist Life
c. 1490 - 1533
Accession Number
pen verso: P. Mariette 1670 (L.1789); red stamp verso: Albertina Dupl. (L.5g) Purchased from Albertina by Colnaghi in 1925
Catalogue Raisonne
H.69 os; B.69, 376; V.64
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