The Flagellation, 1580-1610

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Medieval theologians interpreted Christ's life and death in terms of Old Testament events, a practice called typology. The legend of Lamech being beaten by his two wives was said to foretell that Christ would be scourged by "two types of people," a Gentile and a Jew. This may explain the strangely contrasting floggers in Jerome Wierix's print.

The Flagellation
Artist Life
1553 - 1619
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