NOUAILHER, Couly II
(active 1539-1545 in Limoges)

The Mocking of Christ

1540s
Copper, enamel, polychrome painting, 21 x 16 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Painted enamel plaques assembled into miniature altarpieces were popular in the 16th century. The series of 12 plaques depicting the Passion to which this example belongs was based on engravings by Lucas van Leyden.