Definitions for ecce homoˈɛk si ˈhoʊ moʊ, ˈɛk eɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•ce ho•moˈɛk si ˈhoʊ moʊ, ˈɛk eɪ(n.)
a representation in art of Christ crowned with thorns.
Category: Fine Arts, Foreign Term
Origin of ecce homo:
< LL: “behold the man,” Pilate's words on presenting Christ to his accusers (John 19:5)
a representation (a picture or sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns
a picture which represents the Savior as given up to the people by Pilate, and wearing a crown of thorns
Ecce homo are the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate in the Vulgate translation of the John 19:5, when he presents a scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. The original Greek is Ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος. The King James Version translates the phrase into English as ‘behold the man’. The scene is widely depicted in Christian art.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a representation of Christ as He appeared before Pilate crowned with thorns and bound with ropes, as in the painting of Correggio, a subject which has been treated by many of the other masters, such as Titian and Vandyck.
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