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While the Bible is filled with figures who teach important lessons and share the word of God with readers of the past and present alike, many of those figures are well-liked by both believers and history. One, however, carries a difficult reputation: Pontius Pilate. A central figure in the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, Pontius Pilate is often viewed as the sole person who put Jesus on the cross, who sentenced the Messiah to his death. Yet, as the Bible tells his story, Pilate’s life and reputation are much more complex.
There are only a few records of Pontius Pilate’s life: the Pilate Stone, a historical artifact that confirms he was a real man living in Judaea and serving Roman Emperor Tiberius, and the New Testament of the Bible. Around 26 AD, Pilate became the prefect of Judaea — but his role in government wasn’t exactly without controversy. Pontius Pilate wasn’t sensitive to religion and often offended his religious subjects throughout Judaea. He opposed religious groups so strongly that he was, according to historical texts, summoned to Rome to be let go from his position sometime after Jesus’ death.
In the New Testament of the Bible, Pontius Pilate is the man who sentences Jesus. Though Jesus long told his followers, and God often mentioned sacrifice in the Old Testament, that he would die for humanity’s sins, it was Pilate who handed down the official crucifixion sentence. He did appeal to the angry crowds after Jesus’ arrest, hoping to spare Jesus’ life and hold no responsibility for his death, but ultimately sentenced him to execution. Some of the Gospels report Pontius Pilate felt guilty for his role in the crucifixion, claiming Jesus has no guilt, but many still view Pilate as the man responsible.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this adult Pontius Pilate Roman military uniform costume is authentic to the attire worn by the legendary Roman statesman of biblical history. You’ll look just like the man who sentenced Jesus to crucifixion himself when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture the look of Pilate's ancient attire accurately, this custom-made costume includes a black Roman under-tunic with detailed braided trim, an adjustable distressed faux suede chest plate with an attached latex belt, a burgundy Roman cloak (or cape), a small shoulder medallion, and a set of matching faux suede wrist and arm guards. You’ll look the part of a true Roman politician during the time of Ancient Rome.
Please note that this costume is designed to be a low-use costume — it is not intended for LARP or historical reenactments. The chest plate and body armor offer no protection from actual role play.
This high-quality adult Pontius Pilate military uniform costume can be used for a period ball, masquerade, or simply experiencing a day in the life of a Roman statesman and biblical figure during the time of Ancient Rome. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this adult Pontius Pilate Roman military uniform costume is built to last.
Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period.
Self: 100% Polyester
Faux Suede 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
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* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
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To remove stains:
Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
Tumble dry on low heat. (Line Dry all Vinyl, Faux Suede and Latex Pieces).
Fabric Shades may vary & may not match exactly.