The choice between Jesus and Barabbas
In the upper half of the illuminated, Pilates is portrayed in the centre, sitting in the same Court present in the illumination of Christ’s trial. On the sides of the court a crowd of men gesticulate, while on the right a character wearing a uniform is busy writing on a wax table. In the lower half of the page, on the left, Christ is fl anked by two offi cers, on the right Barabbas is with two warders and looks at Pilates, expecting a decision from him. The warder dressed in red holds a rope around Barabbas’s neck.