Plaque with Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Probably part of a large narrative cycle of the life of Jesus, this ivory shows his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. This incident, in which the populace hailed him as king with palm branches and cloaks, launches the sequence of events that led to the Crucifixion.

Plaque with Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem, Ivory, Ottonian

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