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The Entry into Jerusalem
The Entry into Jerusalem

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Christ is shown in the centre of the panel seated on a donkey, his right hand raised in blessing. His triumphant entry into Jerusalem was his first public declaration of his role as spiritual leader, ‘King of the Jews’. The carver of the panel has crammed the available space with figures and detail to give a sense of the large crowd who greeted Jesus waving branches of palm and willow. Within a few days, the crowd were baying for Christ to be crucified.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

c.1450

Medium

alabaster

Measurements

H 42.7 x W 27.5 x D 5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1961-180

Acquisition method

purchased from Messrs Sotheby & Co., 1961

Work type

Relief


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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