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Panel - Christ crowned with thorns, between angels with instruments of the Passion
  • Christ crowned with thorns, between angels with instruments of the Passion
    Remisch, Gerhard
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Christ crowned with thorns, between angels with instruments of the Passion

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1531 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Remisch, Gerhard (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E.E. Cook Esquire.

  • Museum number:

    C.254-1928

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel was originally in Steinfeld Abbey near Cologne. It shows Christ wearing a crown of thorns. The image of Christ wearing such a crown developed in the late Middle Ages and may have been inspired by the 'Revelations' of St Bridget of Sweden. In the middle of the period 1300-1400, Bridget received visions from God detailing the sufferings of Christ. Scholars today believe that this widely copied collection of revelations influenced new trends in church art.

The two angels are carrying instruments associated with the Crucifixion. A spear was used to pierce Christ’s side and the sponge was filled with vinegar and offered to him to slake his thirst.

Gerhard Remisch was a glass painter and head of a prolific workshop in the Rhineland in the period 1500-1600.

Physical description

Stained glass panel depicting Christ crowned with thorns, between angels with instruments of the Passion. Below, a shield of arms with an inscription relating to Johann von Duren, Abbot of Steinfeld. Red and blue glass. Grisaille. Yellow stain. Lower part of desk (bottom left corner) restored.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1531 (made)

Artist/maker

Remisch, Gerhard (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Dimensions

Height: 58.4 cm, Width: 56.4 cm, Weight: 4.6 kg in wooden frame

Object history note

From Steinfeld

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and coloured glass painted with brown/black pigment and silver (yellow) stain. Depicting the Resurrected Christ displaying his wounds. From the workshop of Gerhard Remsich. German (Lower Rhine), from Steinfeld Abbey, 1531

Materials

Stained glass

Subjects depicted

Sponge; Desk; Angel; Christianity; Spear; Column; Book; Halo; Crown of thorns

Categories

Stained Glass; Christianity

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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