Flagellation of Christ
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Flagellation of Christ, sometimes known as Christ at the Column, is a scene from the Passion of Christ very frequently shown in Christian art, in cycles of the Passion or the larger subject of the Life of Christ. It is the fourth station of the modern alternate Stations of the Cross, but is not in the traditional sequence. The column to which Christ is normally tied, and the rope, scourge, whip or birch are elements in the Arma Christi — various places, including the Basilica di Santa Prassede in Rome, claimed to possess the original column.
- Flagellation of Christ (Piero della Francesca) 1455–60
- Christ at the Column (Antonello da Messina) ca. 1475
- Flagellation of Christ (Caravaggio) 1607
- Christ at the Column (Caravaggio) 1607