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Pilate Washing His Hands of Guilt for Christ's Death  1500

by Bernhard Strigel

These four panels (Walters 37.665, 37.666, 37.672, and 37.673) depicting episodes from Christ's Passion were originally part of a "polyptych" or multi-paneled altarpiece commissioned by the Carthusian monastery in Buxheim, Swabia, and completed by 1500. Other panels are in Berlin and Augsburg. In Walters 37.672, we see Christ's entry into Jerusalem, with the Last Supper tu...
62 3/16 x 28 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (158 x 73.4 x 7 cm)
oil on wood
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum