Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Flagellation'

Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Flagellation'

Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion: The Flagellation'
Germany
About 1496 -7
Woodcut
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.