"Ecce Homo, Nevers Eighteenth Century."In faience of Nevers this great statuette of Jesus is moving, vaulted, head bowed, it carries the misfortune of men and his distress touches us, his sad face testifies to what he has just experienced. Dressed in the purple cloak and crown of thorns, his body bears the trace of the many wounds that have just been inflicted on him. This folk art sculpture expresses a sensitivity and piety that touches us more deeply than would a more sophisticated art. On the terrace is "Ecce Homo", "consider my affliction" and some words that we can guess more than we read, which take the observer to witness, and which are without doubt: "See if she has her like "or" see the pain that is mine "" Ecce Homo (Here is the man) ": These are the words pronounced by Pontius Pilate at the presentation of Jesus to the Jewish people. When he was flogged and stoned, the Roman soldiers mocked him and his kingship, and they clad him with a purple robe and a crown of thorns. The prefect of Judea then made him go out in front of the crowd and told her that he did not find him wrong, but in front of the people who asked for the crucifix he gave it to the Roman soldiers and crucifiers, and then he took water, washed his hands and clarified: "I am innocent of the blood of this just" Faience of Nevers mid-eighteenth century, polychrome decoration, enamels of great fire. Excellent state of conservation. Height 34.5 cm.