Flagellation of Christ

Flagellation, by Albrecht DurerArticle

The scourging of Our Lord by command of Pilate, after He had appeared a third time before the civil court and before He was condemned to be crucified. The Column of the Flagellation of Christ is a famous relic; half of it is in Jerusalem, the other half was brought to Rome in 1222 by Cardinal Giovanni Colonna and placed in his titular church, San Prassede (Saint Praxedes), where it still remains. Among the many masters who have represented the subject of the Flagellation of Christ in art are: Alberti, Bellini, Duccio, Ferrari, Fra Angelico, Luini, Palma, Rembrandt, Romano, San Sepolcro, Signorelli, and Velasquez.

MLA Citation

  • “Flagellation of Christ”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 November 2010. Web. 21 October 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/flagellation-of-christ/>