(b. ca. 1400, Reichenhofen/Allgau, d. 1467, Ulm)

Prayer on the Mount of Olives

Panel, 148 x 140 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The sequence opens with Christ's prayer on the Mount of Olives. This is followed by Christ before Pilate. The Roman procurator has just pronounced the death sentence and is washing his hands as a sign that he is innocent of the death of the Lord. The next scene is of Christ carrying the cross to Calvary. The sequence concludes with Christ's resurrection.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 14 minutes):
Ludwig van Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives, op. 85, Introduction and Jesus' aria