055-XC The Crucifixion of the Lord
An icon of the Crucifixion of the Lord from St Elisabeth Convent. Printed image on wood, covered with lacquer. Every Orthodox icon of the Crucifixion of Jesus has several compulsory symbolic details. For instance, the nails pierce the palms, not the wrists: people hammer nails into the hands that made miracles, healed the sick, and rose the dead. Jesus is portrayed with his embrace wide open to symbolize that his Great Sacrifice was both open to all and voluntary. His arms are stretched out, as if He embraces the entire humankind on the Cross. This lacquered icon is a copy of a Byzantine icon that dates back to the XIV century. This lacquered icon of the Crucifixion of the Lord is available in several sizes.