Adrian Wiszniewski (born 1958)
'The Stations of the Cross: Pontius Pilate'
Linocut on Japanese tenjin paper
Published by Glasgow Print Studio
Museum no. E.522:1-2001
Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund
© Adrian Wiszniewski and Glasgow Print Studio
Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea. Here, he has just given in to the angry crowd and condemned Christ to die. In a symbolic gesture, he washes his hands saying, 'I am innocent of this man 's death '. Wiszniewski has printed the scene in purple - the colour of imperial Rome.