The Passion

420-430 AD
Panel from a small ivory box
7.5 x 9.8 cm.
British Museum, London

One of four plaques in the museum which appear to have been affixed to the four sides of a small box.

Three phases in the composition show Pilate washing his hands, Christ carrying the cross, and the denial of Peter. Possibly influenced by an illustration in a manuscript of the Gospels or the Passion.

More of Pilate
More of the Carrying of the Cross
More of Peter

Source: Dr. Rozmeri Basic, University of Oklahoma