'Jesus before Pilate' by Harry Clarke

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St. Mary's Church Ballinrobe, County Mayo - stained-glass panel

By Averil Staunton

Jesus before Pontius Pilate who announces "Behold the Man" - "Ecce Homo"

The panel depicts Jesus wearing a crown of thorns having been scourged. The vibrant scarlet colour of his robes represents the Blood of Christ. He has been led with bound hands to face the crowd placed below his figure; one can see their hideous, leering faces with little trace of sympathy.

The figure in a kelly-green below overall may represent the devil (similar figure in medieval stained-glass windows in Europe).

The predella (lower panel) represents the Miracle of the Loves and Fish (the Miracle of Feeding the Multitudes). A young boy, depicted in blue, presents a tray of fish and bread to Jesus for his blessing.


This page was added by Averil Staunton on 14/08/2013.