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\"Ecce Homo\"


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\"Ecce Homo\" means \"Behold the Man\" and a painting entitled Ecce Homo captured a portrait of Christ and hangs in St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Its arrival in Wilmington involved a classic swashbuckling tale. The portrait was reported to be stolen from a Spanish pirate vessel in 1747 when the pirates attempted an attack on Brunswick along the Cape Fear River but lost and one of their four ships sunk. Colonists retrieved goods, including the portrait, from on of the abandoned vessels for use in Brunswick and Wilmington churches.
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