Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion: The Flagellation'
About 1496 -7
Museum no. E.705-1940
Bequeathed by Miss Alice G.E.Carthew
After the arrest, the soldiers flogged and mocked Christ. Dürer emphasises the noise and brutality of the scene. The soldiers tear Christ 's hair and use all their strength to make whips and bindings. In the bottom right-hand corner is the crown of thorns that they made Christ wear.