Ecce Homo (one of a pair)

After Sebald Beham German
Attributed to Hirschvogel Workshop

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 520

As the Roman governor Pontius Pilate led Christ before a crowd of hostile onlookers, he demanded that they “behold the man,” or ecce homo, before he was crucified. The vibrant red and green used in this composition were created by adding metallic oxides to molten glass, which was later fused in thin layers to the transparent base glass and etched with acid to create detail. Other parts of the image, like the fabric folds and faces, were applied with black or brown vitreous paint.

Ecce Homo (one of a pair), After Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt), Colorless and pot-metal glass with vitreous paint, German, Nuremberg

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