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April 24, 2014

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

The ‘Ecce Homo‘ [ech-ey hoh-moh] (‘Behold the Man’) in the Sanctuary of Mercy church of Borja, Zaragoza is a fresco of about 1930 by the Spanish painter Elías García Martínez depicting Jesus crowned with thorns. Both the subject and style are typical of traditional Catholic art.

Press accounts agree that the original painting was of little artistic importance, and its fame derives from a botched attempt at restoration.

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