This portion of the back of the main panel of Duccio's Maesta illustrates the events of Christ's passion from Pilate washing his hands to Christ's appearance on the road to Emmaus. Incarnate Beauty also features photos of the front of the main panel of the Maesta, as well as additional photos from the life of Christ and the suffering of Christ on the back of the main panel.
|Pilate Washing His Hands|
|Detail of Pilate Washing His Hands|
|Way to Calvary|
Crucifixion is the largest depiction on the back panel of the Maesta. On the left side, the Mother of God and the followers of Jesus are mournful yet composed. On the right side, those who sought the death of Jesus are agitated and disruptive.
|Details of Crucifixion|
|The Three Marys at the Tomb|
|Detail of The Three Marys at the Tomb|
|The Descent into Hell|
|Appearance to Mary Magdalene|
|Road to Emmaus|
Material for this post is drawn from "The Majesty of Duccio and Giotto," one of the lectures in The World's Greatest Paintings (public library) by William Gross, and all of the photos are drawn from the Web Gallery of Art.