HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)
Ecce Homo Triptych1559-60
Panel, 219 x 150 cm (central panel)
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem
Jesus stands between the governor of Judaea, Pilate, and two executioners. Pilate displays Jesus to the people of Jerusalem with the words "Here is the man" (Latin: Ecce homo). The people demanded his crucifixion; Pilate let them have their way and Jesus was crucified on Golgotha.