Christ before Pilate

Heutink Ikonen VOF

Christ before Pilate
Russia, Palekh
Second half 18th Century
55 x 38 cm

Rare icon that was probably part of a Passion cycle in an iconostasis trier of a larg Churcg. Pilate is depicted whilst washing his hands in innocence. Christ is standing in front, hearing his verdict. The iconography is heavily influenced by Italian art. Paintings and prints of Italian and Dutch masters were very popular among the 18th-Century Russian aristocracy
 Christ before Pilate 
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