Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung
Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung,

um 1620/21
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
192 x 151,3 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Guido Reni, Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung, um 1620/21, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 28.08.2023)
The person who commissioned this altarpiece, which takes up the subject of the Redeemer’s sacrificial death, and its original location are unknown. For this reason, the circumstances and intention behind the theologically complex depiction, which is not modelled on any other work, remains uncertain too. On the left an actual scene from the Passion is shown: Christ in chains is led away by a henchman; unscathed and without the Crown of Thorns, Christ demonstrates his divinity. To the right the viewer witnesses a vision of angels collecting Christ’s blood with their sponges, shed as a result of the flagellation, and saving it in their vases.

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