This is a stunning representation of Christ bound and crowned with thorns with the reed placed in his hand as a mock sceptre. The highly realistic depiction of the face shows a few tears and drops of blood falling from wounds on his forehead.
Wounds inflicted by his tormentors can be seen on his naked shoulder and arm, while, with Christ’s downcast eyes, Solario seems to be representing a moment of resigned meditation on the Passion.
From a stylistic point of view, there is clear reference to to Flemish painting in the extreme accuracy of the details, such as the thorn piercing Christ’s brow, the tears running down his cheeks, which is mentioned in several place including references by Blessed Anne Catherine Emerich.
The majority of experts propose a dating to about 1505-1506.