The Entry into Jerusalem

Object Details

Title:

The Entry into Jerusalem

Artist/Maker(s):

Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)

Culture:

Flemish

Place(s):

Bruges, Belgium (Place created)

Date:

about 1525 - 1530

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 16.8 x 11.4 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Upon Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, one man greets him by spreading a garment on the ground while others strew boughs cut from trees along his path. Riding an ass while his disciples follow behind, Christ holds his hand up to bless those who have gathered to welcome him. This episode marks the beginning of Christ's Passion.