Japanese Criminals Crucified and Beheaded

Felice Beato1863–1868

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A row of three decapitated heads sit on a wooden pole. In the background is the crucified body of the servant Sokichi.


  • Title: Japanese Criminals Crucified and Beheaded
  • Creator: Felice Beato
  • Date Created: 1863–1868
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.5 × 24.4 cm (7 11/16 × 9 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Hand-colored albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2007.26.165
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Creator Display Name: Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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