The object depicts a figure sitting, in a long robe, with the head crowned with thorns, resting on his left arm.
The Pensive Christ was designed by Szczepkowski together with the tombstone of Władysław Skoczylas, an artist considered to be the founder of the Polish school of woodcut. The Pensive Jesus motif has been processed in Polish art since at least the 16th century. The pose, full of pain, sadness and thoughtfulness, symbolized the feelings understood by people regardless of time and place. In addition to its original meaning, they found in this image the secrets of their own death and faith in eternal life. This depiction was given many names to express a personal emotional relationship.
It is 64 cm high, 30 cm wide and 32 cm deep.
The exhibit belongs to the collection of the Maria and Jan Szczepkowski Foundation.


  • Title: Pensive Christ, bronze
  • Creator: Jan Szczepkowski
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Location Created: Milanówek, Poland
  • Physical Dimensions: h 64 cm, w 30 cm, d 32 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Art Genre: Figure
  • Art Form: Sculpture

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