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CARRYING THE CROSS
Matthew 27:31; John 19:17

An over-sized Christ, stripped to the waist, carries the cross himself, as in John 19:17. The man pushing from behind and the other turning in front are Byzantine features. The weeping Daughters of Jerusalem, mentioned in Luke 23:28 are not shown. It is rare to find Christ stripped to the waist on the road to Calvary, but after the mocking and crowning with thorns ‘they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him and led him away to crucify him’ (Matthew 27:31). It is a logical visual continuity from the Flagellation, also shown in London, Victoria and Albert Museum, MS.661. (AP, pl 129)

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Thread or stitch holes for protective curtain



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