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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:Pilate Washing his Hands 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 7/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 8.7 cm x 5.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Respondens universus populus, dixit, / Sanguis eius super nos, et super / filios nostros. Matth. 27. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere. ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (brown ink and pen): 1059
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.9
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Pilate, seated on a platform, washes his hands in a basin on his lap as someone pours whater from a pitcher. A crowd below in lower right. The cross and halo can be seen going out of a gate in the background.

religion; Christianity; hands; water; crowds

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