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Most Medieval depictions of Jesus are gentle. Why is this carving so dramatic?

Apr 17, 2013 2 MINUTES
"The power that this sculpture has is precisely in the fact that it's not always concerned with naturalism and it's really concerned with telling a story."

Curator Peter Barnet on the "Plaque with the Journey to Emmaus and Noli Me Tangere."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Oi-Cheong Lee

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