Faces in the Boppard Panels – Identification and results of the survey

In this blog, we are identifying the faces and showing the percentage of the forms completed that selected faces as good or bad, and more specifically, God, Jesus, Mary and the Devil. Our next faces blog will be a more general discussion of the faces in the Boppard panels.

Many thanks to all who took part in our survey!

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Faces from Agony in the Garden and Christ Before Pilate panels:

Face # Good or Bad? % correct Identity % correct
1 Good 11% Angel
2 Bad 15% Judas Iscariot
3 Good 6% Disciple
4 Good 6% Disciple
5 Good 16% Disciple
6 Good 5% Jesus 33%
7 Debatable! 9% Pilate
8 Bad 23% Calling for death of Jesus
9 Bad 17% Calling for death of Jesus
10 Good 2% Jesus 53%
11 Bad 63% Calling for death of Jesus
12 Bad 28% Calling for death of Jesus
13 Bad 12% Calling for death of Jesus

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Faces from Annunciation, Birth of Mary and top of the Christ Before Pilate panels:
Face # Good or Bad? % correct Identity % correct
14 Good 20% God 25%
15 Good 2% Angel Gabriel
16 Good 7% Virgin Mary 57%
17 Bad 59% Calling for death of Jesus
18 Good 2% St Ann
19 Good 15% Baby Mary 8%
20 Good 12% Nurse
21 Good 9% Nurse

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Faces from Annunciation, Birth of Mary and top of the Christ Before Pilate panels:
Face # Good or Bad? % correct Identity
22 Good 6% Jesus 27%
23 Good 12% St Peter
24 Good 0% Angel
25 Good 5% Jesus 45%
26 Good 4% Angel

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Faces from Ninth Commandment and Virgin & Child panels:
Face # Good or Bad? % correct Identity % correct
27 Good 2% God 1%
28 Bad 76% Devil 56%
29 Bad 6% People coveting their neighbour’s house
30 Bad 32% People coveting their neighbour’s house
31 Bad 51% People coveting their neighbour’s house
32 Bad 62% People coveting their neighbour’s house
33 Good 4% People looking to heaven
34 Good 6% People looking to heaven
35 Good 4% People looking to heaven
36 Good 4% People looking to heaven
37 Good 0% Angel
38 Good 33% Baby Jesus
39 Good 4% Virgin Mary 61%

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Faces from a canopy and the Siegfried von Gelnhausen panels:
Face # Good or Bad? % correct Identity % correct
41 Good 11% Praying man
42 Good 4% Praying man
43 Good 24% Siegfried
44 Good 4% Siegfried’s wife

 

 

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