"Not like Ecce Homo. Crown of thorns and cross." (U5.329)

'Ecce Homo' (Latin = Behold the Man) are the words said by Pontius Pilate during the trial of Jesus, as related in the Gospel of St. John (19:5). Pilate presented a scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to a hostile crowd shortly before His Crucifixion. Popular in Christian art, Ecce Homo refers to any work that depicts Jesus wearing the crown of thorns, be it a close up of his head (with crown of thorns and torture wounds, as in this PC), his full figure (with purple robe and loincloth), or the whole tableau with Pilate and the mocking crowd (+/- scenery from Jerusalem).