France: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, La Tour-sur-Tinée - paulsmit
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’Derision of Christ.’

	The ninth of twenty panels depicting the Passion of Christ in the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs at La Tour shows the derision of a blindfolded Jesus (detail). He is spat at and two men use canes to press the crown of thorns on his head (the crown itself is not visible, though).
The fresco was executed in 1492 on the chapel's right wall by Currand Bravesi and Guirard Nadal, two of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice).
La Tour sur Tinée is a village in the French Alps, 30 km north of Nice. Photo Mick Palarczyk.