Description After Christ had been beaten and mocked by the soldiers who crowned him with thorns and gave him a purple robe, Pilate brought him before the people and declared: "Ecce homo" (Behold the man!) (John 19:5). The reed had been given to Jesus as a mock scepter (Matthew 27:29). This devotional painting therefore communicates Christ's suffering and humiliation and urges the worshiper to meditate on the Lord's Passion.
|1/01/1900||Examination||examined for condition|
|6/01/1946||Treatment||inpainted; other; varnish removed or reduced|
|9/13/2004||Examination||examined for condition|
|3/14/2005||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition; inpainted; varnish removed or reduced|
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 408, as Carlo Crivelli]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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