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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:Christ in the Wine Press
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 7/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.6 cm x 23.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 7/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 8.7 cm x 5.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Torcular calcaui solus, et de gentibus / non est vir mecum. Isai. 63. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Buschere.
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.2
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Wine press squeezes the standing body of Christ as blood spurts from his five wounds. Hanging on either side of the press are the instruments of his flagellation on the right and on the left the tools used to secure him to the cross. A sword lays on the ground in front of the press and on top of it is the basin and pitcher used to wash his body, the sponge on the stick which gave him sustenance, a glove from a suit of armor and a spear.

Christianity; blood; swords; pitchers

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