North European XVI th Century Flanders Retable, Flagellation Of Christ.
Christ is shown here tied to a post / column, also sometimes known as Christ at the column
Grotesque faced mercenaries employed by Pontius Pilate , mock whip & flog with birches, while four men
under a niche to the left watch over the procession , possibly one being Pontius Pilate ( lower right ) . the Retable is
carved from a single piece of oak, Christ & his assailants carved two thirds in the round, the others in high relief, the retable has a naive style quality which has been intended, although there is great detail to various elements of this carved piece of work.
Origins North European Possibly Flanders
1500 - 1550 Oak Retable
Dimensions Height 49 cm Width 54 cm Depth 9 cm
48.9 cms High (19.25 inches)
53.3 cms Wide (21 inches)
8.9 cms Deep (3.5 inches)