Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo a name given in art to pictures representing the suffering Savior as described in Joh 19:5: "Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!" It is a comparatively recent subject in art, dating from the 15th century. There are two forms of it, viz. the devotional picture, which offers the single head, or half-figure of Christ, to our contemplation, as the "Man of Sorrows" of the Passion, and the more or less historical picture, which either places him before us attended by Pilate and one or more attendants, or gives the full scene in numerous figures. For an account of them, see Jamieson, History of our Lord in Art, 2:92 sq.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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