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Christ before Caiaphas, 1593

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 157 x 144 mm
  • Inv. 2014-E

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Christ is being tried by Caiaphas. The high priest tears his robe and accuses Christ of blasphemy. Several elements of the scene are accompanied by letters corresponding to the legend in the margin cut off on the Ghent copy.


Hieronymus Wierix RKD
Antwerp 1553 - Antwerp 1619
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Bernardino Passeri RKD
ca. 1540 - Rome ca. 1590

Title Christ before Caiaphas
Date 1593
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, top left: F
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: D C C
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: G E H D D B
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: C D L I
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Hier. Wierx/ Sculpsit.
inscription on the back, bottom right: 8
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-E
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
44G111 accusation (in court) Iconclass
44G1111 the accused Iconclass
44G112 judicial verdict Iconclass
44G13 magistracy, judges Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45D313 private soldier Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73D32 trial of Christ, Christ before his judges Iconclass
73D322 Christ before the Sanhedrin with Caiaphas as high priest, and possibly Annas; maybe a soldier about to strike Christ because he keeps silent (Matthew 26:57-66; Mark 14:53-64; Luke 22:54, 22:66-71) Iconclass
73D3221 false witnesses ~ trial of Christ Iconclass
73D3222 Caiaphas tearing his clothes ~ trial of Christ Iconclass
73D331 Peter denies Christ, usually before a girl-servant and some soldiers Iconclass
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