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Christ Shown to the People  1515

by Jan Mostaert

Perhaps part of a diptych, the panel depicts Pilate presenting Christ to the Hebrews for judgment. In keeping with its devotional function, Mostaert places the main figures close to the picture plane, showing them only half length. The dialogue of hands and the insertion of the Virgin, who has fainted in grief, between the foreground figures, contribute to the expressive f...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art