Triptych with: Pilate Washing His Hands, Christ Carrying the Cross, The Crucifixion, Harrowing of Hell and The Appearance of Christ to His Mother

French (Limoges)
early 1530s
Atelier of Jean Pénicaud I (French, about 1480–after 1541)

Object Place: Europe, France


Overall (central panel): 24.9 x 21.1 cm (9 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.) Overall (wings): 24.9 x 9.5 cm (9 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Colored enamels and gold on copper

Not On View





On central plaque crucified Christ with ornate halo on fan-shaped cross. On left wing Pilate above and below, Christ carrying the cross. On right wing, robed Christ with staff at Hell’s entrance above and below, Christ with virgin at prayer desk.


1963, Antique Porcelain Company, London; 1963, sold by Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge