Christ Crowned with Thorns, Hans Holbein the Elder
Hans Holbein the Elder
Christ Crowned with Thorns
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Hans Holbein the Elder

Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1501


Dimensions
166.5 x 150.7 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce wood
Inventory Number
HM 12
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Painter
Altar
Inside of the Outer Wings, Passion of Christ (High Altarpiece of the Dominican Church)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce wood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Worte des Schergen zur Linken Christi: AVE REX IVDEOR[VM]

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe des Historischen Museums Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,29
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,17-18
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,2

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D352 the crowning with thorns: soldiers with sticks place a thorny crown on Christ's head and give him a reed (Matthew 27:27-31; Mark 15:16-20; John 19:2-3)

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22.10.2020