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The Mocking

Matthew 26:67f.; 27:27-31; Mark 14:65; 15:16-20; Luke 22:63-65; 23:11; John 19:2f.

As it is sometimes difficult to decide whether a picture depicts the mocking before the Sanhedrin, the one in which Herod takes part, or the one executed at Pilate's, all passion pictures of the mocking of Christ will be connected to the current heading sorting under both "Before the Sanhedrin", "Before Herod", and "Before Pilate". According to the accounts of the evangelists, the first scene (before the Sanhedrin) includes spitting, beating, covering of the face, and mockery, whereas the scene at Pilate's also contains the elements of the robe, the crown of thorns, and the staff. The mockery by Pilate's soldiers is not mentioned by Luke, but he connects a similar scene, including the element of the robe, to the Herod questioning.


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  ANGELICO, Fra
      Mocking of Christ, The (1440-41):
            Christ, upper part of figure
            Mary
  BASSANO, Jacopo
      Mocking of Christ, The (1568):
            Central left part of picture
            Central right part of picture
            Christ, upper part of figure
            Lower left part of picture
            Upper central part of picture
  BOSCH, Hieronymus
      Christ mocked (C. 1490-1500):
            Christ
            Figure in lower left corner
            Head of figure in upper right corner
            Right part of picture
  GIOTTO di Bondone
      Flagellation and mocking (1304-06):
            Figures (cut above the heads)
            Five figures in central part of picture
            Left group of figures
  GOZZOLI, Benozzo
      Mocking of Christ, The (1440-41):
            Christ, upper part of figure
            Mary
  GRECO, El
      Spoliation, The (1577-79):
            Christ
            Head of Christ
  GRÜNEWALD, Matthias
      Mocking of Christ, The (1503):
            Christ, central part of figure
            Man with arm raised to beat, upper part of figure
            Man with his hand on the shoulder of man wearing nothing on his head,
  Hemessen, Jan Sanders van, School of
      Christ with his malefactors (C. 1560):
            Christ
  KRAMSKOY, Ivan Nikolaevich
      Mocking Christ: "Hail, King of the Jews!" (1877-82):
            Christ
            Right part of picture
  MANUEL, Niklaus
      Mocking of Christ, The (1513-14):
            Lower right corner of picture
  TINTORETTO
      Crowning with thorns, The (1566-67):
            Upper left part of picture