Angels with Attributes of the Passion: Angel Holding the Vessel and Towel for Washing the Hands of Pontius Pilate

Oil on canvas | 41.1 x 30.9in | 1627

Simon Vouet

This angel carries symbols of the Passion-the events associated with Jesus Christ's suffering and death. The pitcher, basin, and cloth represent those used by Pontius Pilate to wash his hands of responsibility for Christ's crucifixion.The painting be...
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