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The scourging of two men before the High Priest

17th century


Clear glass with brown paint, yellow stain, blue, red and green? enamels. The panel is set in grey-brown painted glass with scroll decoration

Height: 280mm
Width: 215mm

Museum number: SG21

Curatorial note

Caiaphas appears on the right, seated upon a raised throne in an open colonnaded loggia. Two men cower before him, and are scourged by two others who hold a whip and birch aloft. Men look on from the background. The subject may derive from Luke 21:12 and was illustrated by several Netherlandish artists of the period, including Marten de Vos.

This panel forms a set with a similar scene of the birching of two men, SG19, and a third panel with similar characteristics, SG20, Christ before Pilate.


Catalogue of the Stained Glass in Sir John Soane's Museum, Special Issue of the Journal of Stained Glass 2004, p. 157

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