Mathis Grunewald, The Crucifixion

1515
Oil on wood, 105⅞ x 120⅞ in. (269 x 307 cm.)
Panel from the Isenheim Altarpiece, Musee d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France

The words behind John the Baptist are Illum oportet crescere, me autem minuere, "He must increase and I must decrease" (John 3:30).

Also available: details of John and Mary, Mary Magdalene, the lamb, John the Baptist, Christ's right hand, his head, and his feet.

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Source: Web Museum, Paris