Christ before Pilate, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

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.”

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Undated
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 7 13/16 inches
Credit
Museum Purchase
Accession Number
2007.D77
On View?
No
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