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Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 72v

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Pilate: washing Hands and Christ: before Pilate -- Amid group of three men, wearing hats and soldiers, Pilate, wearing hat, seated on bench, clasps hands over basin; youthful servant stands before him holding pitcher over hands of Pilate. Christ, nimbed, wearing white robe, holding staff with both hands, looks back over right shoulder toward Pilate. Man grasping rope around neck of Christ, walks out of door.
Scene in room with decorated wall, windows and door.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament evolving from rectilinear bars, all on gold background.

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