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The Descent Of Jesus From The Cross Painting

The Descent Of Jesus From The Cross Painting

The ancient painting inside The Greek Orthodox Catholicon in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem depicts the poignant scene of The Descent from the Cross, also known as the Apokathelosis or Deposition of Christ. This scene is based on the Gospel accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ down from the cross following his crucifixion, as narrated in John 19:38–42. The artwork is situated on the interior walls of the Catholicon, which occupies the east side of the Rotunda, positioned opposite the entrance to the Edicule within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Originally the choir of a Crusader church built in 1130, the Catholicon is officially named the Church of Resurrection and is now under the ownership of the Greek Orthodox Church. The painting captures the emotional and solemn moment when Christ's lifeless body is tenderly and reverently removed from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. The location of this significant artwork adds to its historical and religious significance, as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the holiest sites in Christianity, believed by many to be the place of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. The inclusion of such a depiction in this sacred space contributes to the rich visual and spiritual tapestry of the church, inviting contemplation and reflection for visitors and worshippers alike.

Image ID#: 32831 / Category: Religion, Arts / Price: 499$
The Descent Of Jesus From The Cross Painting
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