A Fifteenth-Century Palmesel

Lower Franconia, 1470-80
The Cloisters, New York City

Jesus rides a donkey into Jerusalem to the acclaim of the crowd. In parts of Europe and the Americas through the 17th century sculptures such as this were used in Palm Sunday processions.

Read more about images of the entry into Jerusalem.

Photographed at the Cloisters by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.