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Tapestry: Christ Before Pilate and Herod, from the series THE PASSION OF CHRIST

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The tapestry shows six scenes from the Passion of Christ. The iconography is based on accounts in the Gospels, with variations and additions taken from mystery plays. The scenes are: Christ before Pilate, Christ before Herod, Christ returns to Pilate, the Flagellation,and Christ crowned with...

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Provenance

Collection Lord Sackville, Knole, Kent. The tapestry hung in the Chapel (Sackville-West, 1906, color Pl. opp 54.) According to family tradition, the tapestry was brought to Knole either by Archbishop Warham, between 1503 and 1532, or by his successor, Archbishop Cranmer, who built the chapel where it hung. Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, in memory of his son, Walter Cabot Paine, October 3, 1929.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, in memory of his son, Walter Cabot Paine

Flemish, late 15th century

Object Place

Flanders

Dimensions

417.2 x 901.7 cm (164.25 x 355 in.)

Accession Number

29.1046

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and some silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles