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Christ before Pilate

Christ with hands tied and between two guards standing before seated Pontius Pilate. Man in lower right corner wearing a blue robe reads from a scroll.

Remainder of title: / He delivers him up to be Crucified.
Passion 1st (top center above image)
Additional signature information: 2 Spruce St. N.Y.

Jesus stands in the judgment hall before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea after being arrested. It was tradition to release one prisoner during the Passover Festival and Pontius asked a crowd that had gathered who he should let go. The crowd demanded that Jesus be crucified. Pilate washed his hands declaring that he was “innocent of this man’s blood.”

Date: Undated

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 9 7/8 x 7 13/16 inches
Access Number: 2007.D77
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