Pilate and the Chief Priests
This painting is part of the group: Triptych: Christ nailed to the Cross
On loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA)

Pontius Pilate, the Roman ruler who has condemned Christ to be crucified, sits on a white horse, evidently overseeing the process of nailing Christ to the cross. The horsemen advancing up the hill on the left of the central panel are probably part of Pilate’s retinue.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1484; died 1523
Full title
Pilate and the Chief Priests
Group
Date made
1480-5
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
45 × 42.5 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA)
Inventory number
L1225
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Triptych: Christ nailed to the Cross