Pilate and the Chief Priests

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

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