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The composition is teeming with figures, framed on the left by the centurion bearing the fluttering standard and to the right by the group of horsemen and soldiers playing dice, gambling for the robes of Christ. An extraordinary group of sketchily painted spindly figures stand out in the background, bathed in light. The canvas is characterised by a rich, brilliant chromaticism, with bright reds and blues, in all likelihood influenced by Paolo Veronese.