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Ecce Homo, 1512

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471 - 1528
engraving on laid paper
11.7 x 7.4 cm
Purchased 1949
National Gallery of Canada (no. 5606)

"Ecce Homo" (Behold the Man) are the words of Pilate as Christ appears in public bloodied and humbled. The powerfully built figure who calmly faces Christ has the bearing of a dispassionate executioner.

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