The inscription around the edge of Christ's halo is from the New Testament (Philippians, 2:10) and translates as 'That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth'. The inscription around the edge is from the New Testament (Philippians, 2:10). Christ is shown after (or during) the Mocking of Christ when he was crowned with thorns.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1452; died 1495
Full title
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Date made
1480-95
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
21.6 x 21.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG247
Location in Gallery