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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:Christ Before Pilate from the series The Passion of Christ
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.4 cm x 23.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.6 cm x 5.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): Tunc princeps sacerdotum scidit vesti= / menta sua, dicens, blasphemauit: quid / adhuc egemus testibus. Matth. 26. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere. ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (brown ink, pen): 1058 ; WATERMARK: recto of secondary support, lwr. ctr.: Ruse & Turners
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.5
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

To the left Pilate sits on a thrown while Christ is held by two soldiers on the right with figures crowded between and behind the central characters.

Christianity; religion; soldiers; crowds

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