Pietro Lorenzetti
Jesus Before Pilate

Circa 1335
Tempera and gold on wood panel
Pincoteca Vaticana, Rome

His hands bound, Jesus confronts Pontius Pilate. The gesture of the Jewish official behind him indicates speech – presumably, his words of accusation. The moment in the scene thus precedes the more commonly pictured moment when Pilate washes his hands.

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Photographed at the Pinacoteca Vaticana by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.