Jesus Before Pilate

12th-13th century
Mosaic
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

On the left side are Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Behind Jesus are his accusers and the mob demanding his death. Above him is the inscription Ihesus ductus est ante Pylatum, "Jesus is taken before Pilate." Above Pilate is his name in Latin, pylatus. Behind him is one of his soldiers.

On the right side Pilate's wife sends him a messenger with the message quoted in the inscription above him, nichil tibi ex iusto illo multa eni[m] passa sum per visum propter eum, "Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things in a dream because of him" (Matthew 27:19).

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