Pilate washes his hands of the condemnation of Jesus Christ

Bernadino Poccetti, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in 17th century. The place where it was made is unknown.
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This record represents a work in a series and has related works.
515 x 616 x 30mm
pen, sepia ink and wash on paper
Drawing of Jesus standing before Pontius Pilate for interrogation. In the right foreground a crowd stands with their back to the viewer, jeering at Jesus. Pontius Pilate is seated on a platform on the right side of the image. According to the gospels, Pontius Pilate found no grounds for punishment but condemned Jesus at the request of the crowd. His denial of responsibility for this decision is indicated by the artist, who depicts him washing his hands with the help of an assistant. An inscription along the lower edge reads: Pilato si lava le Mani Sulla Condannazzione di Jiesu Cristo.

The drawing is part of a set of works depicting the Passion of Christ.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased on behalf of the Gallery by Mr and Mrs J.A. Neame, 1922.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Jun 1920



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