Les Rameaux (Christ Entering Jerusalem) Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 - 1904)


France, 1897


Dimensions: 32 x 10 x 30 in.

The figure of Christ is seated atop a donkey. His legs hang over either side of the donkey. He holds in his left hand the stem of a long palm leaf that rests on his left shoulder and extends a little bit past his head's height. His right hand is raised with middle, index, and thumb outstretched and ring and pinky fingers curled down. His hair is a little longer than his shoulders and he wears a long robe. Around the donkey's nose is tied a rope being used as reigns. The donkey is walking on palm leaves.