Christ Nailed to the Cross card

Christ Nailed to the Cross

WAG 1186

Currently not on display


In the centre a bearded man, representing Christ, nearly naked apart from a loin cloth around his groin,is having his hands and feet nailed to a wood cross. Several of the men who are busy nailing his limbs or hauling on a rope to to stretch Christ's body wear conical hats and bright red tunics and hose typical of late 15th-century costume. Watching Christ from a group of men on the left is a thick set heavily bearded man wearing a green and gold brocaded robe and a brown hat and carrying a sceptre in his right hand. He probably represents the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. Strewn across the foreground lie a spade and mallet and in the background a hole for the cross.