Ecce Homo

Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish, c. 1450 - 1516

after 1557

Oil and gold on panel

20 1/2 × 21 1/4 inches (52.1 × 54 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)

Accession Number:
Cat. 352

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Christ, seen at the upper right next to Pilate, is surrounded by figures who look more like fiends than human beings. Their repulsive features, bristling weapons, and bizarre headgear separate them from the impassive figure of Christ, and also from the viewer. The flat, relief-like setting, divided into two levels by an unbalanced architectural structure, adds to the nightmarish feeling of this scene.

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