Polyptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion

French or German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

Some private devotional objects were intended to encourage meditation on the events of the Passion in great detail, cultivating a feeling of personal presence. Narrative carvings may have aided in such intense visualization. This particular choice of scenes is striking in its attention to Pontius Pilate, its depiction of both the raising of the cross and Jesus nailed to the cross, and its inclusion of the rare episode of the stripping and buffeting of Christ.

#3140. Polyptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion

Polyptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion, Ivory, paint, and gilding  with metal mounts, French or German

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