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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:The Mocking of Christ from the series The Passion of Christ
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.4 cm x 23.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 5/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 8.4 cm x 5.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Et caeperunt quidam conspuere eum, / et velare faciem eius et colaphis eum / caedere, et dicere, Prphetisa. Marc. 14. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere. ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (brown ink and pen): 1059
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.7
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Christ kneels blindfolded on the ground while someone standing behind him turns his bead by the chin to look over his proper left shoulder. Several soldiers taunt him.

Christianity; religion; soldiers

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