"Ecce agnus dei"

"Ecce agnus dei"

More about this artwork
The point of reference for this representation is the Bible: As John the Baptist was preaching on the Jordan and saw Jesus going past, he said to his listeners: "Behold the Lamb of God" (John 1,29 and 36). The first disciples then followed Jesus (John 1,37). The commissioner of this work applied this to himself: John the Baptist, perhaps his patron saint, instructs him to "follow" Jesus. The "imitatio Christi" was of central importance in the 15th century to the devotio moderna, a movement inspired by religious fervour, which spread from the Netherlands.
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Inventory Number
15192
Birth year of the artist
1410
Year the artist deceased
1475
Dimensions of the object
53,8 x 41,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Origin
1989 mit Unterstützung der Kulturstiftung der Länder angekauft
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Dieric Bouts d. Ä., "Ecce agnus dei", um 1462/64, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k5NJLEe (Last updated on 09.09.2020)

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