Oil on canvas
El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the Kress Foundation
Jesus is portrayed as Pilate presented him to the crowd after his scourging and crowning with thorns. As in many similar portraits, he holds the reed that the soldiers put in his hand as a mock sceptre and that they then used to beat him (Matthew 27:29, Mark 15:19).
More of the the trials of Jesus
Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.