Definition of Ecce Homo in US English:

Ecce Homo


  • A painting of Jesus Christ wearing the crown of thorns.

    ‘a fine Ecce Homo by Murillo’
    • ‘Here is an ‘Ecce Homo’, by Caravaggio from about 1606.’
    • ‘This was followed by an Ecce Homo for a chapel where he collaborated with the sculptor Giovanni d' Enrico, whose terracotta figures are fully integrated with the illusionistic space created by the frescoes.’
    • ‘The fourth painting, an Ecce Homo - probably the one that was commissioned by the Cardinal de Lorraine between 1558 and 1561, cannot now be traced.’


Latin, ‘behold the man’, the words of Pontius Pilate to the Jews after Jesus was crowned with thorns (John 19:5).


Ecce Homo