Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 17:5 Devotional Image (Andachtsbild)
TitleDevotional Image (Andachtsbild)
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 17:5
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
Nuremburg ?, Germany
- Christ as the Man of Sorrows
- The Man of Sorrows is an image associated with popular pious practice in late medieval devotion. Christ is shown living but with the wounds of his crucifixion, seen here in the holes of his hands and feet, and sometimes with instruments of his Passion. In this miniature, he wears the Crown of Thorns and holds the scourge and switches used against him during the beating he received under Pilate's orders, also known as the Flagellation. These devices and the blood covering his body were intended to evoke a sense of penitent compassion in the viewer. The inscription, written above the miniature and probably added later, reads 'O qui amara erat passio tua Deus. Laus sit tibi pro morte tua. Amen' (Oh Lord, how bitter was your Passion. Praise be to you for your death).
- This is the reverse of a parchment sheet with a devotional image.
Extent146 x 212 mm
- 15th century
- 16th century
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