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The Flagellation, with a Donor, and Christ Carrying the Cross

Artist/maker unknown, active northern Netherlands, Netherlandish

Made in northern Netherlands, Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe

c. 1505-1515

Oil and gold on panel

Right panel: 41 13/16 x 13 1/4 inches (106.2 x 33.6 c

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 408

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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These two panels originally formed the wings of a triptych, the center panel of which is now lost. The donor who commissioned the triptych is shown kneeling at the bottom of the left-hand panel. The scenes are based on works by Bosch. On the right, Saint Veronica holds the sudarium, or veil, that she pressed against Christ's face at this moment during his Passion (the events leading to his death on the cross). The image of Christ's face that miraculously appeared on the veil was known as the Vera Icon (true image), from which the saint gained her name.