Savior In The Crown Of Thorns

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The "Crown of thorns" image of Christ: history and description

In the picture of Jesus with a crown of thorns, we observe His unimaginable pain and torment on the Cross. This image came to Orthodox iconography from Catholicism and is distinct from most other portrayals of Christ by its naturalistic style. We can almost sense the pain in His eyes. To mock Him, his tormentors made him wear a thorny crown. Blood is trickling down His face from the wounds inflicted by the sharp thorns. As another sign of mockery, Christ is wearing a royal garment – a scarlet robe appearing as a red shirt across his shoulder. Despite the naturalism, the icon’s message is not the pain and sorrow of Jesus but His victory over death.

Your icon of Jesus with a crown of thorns—process and delivery

At St Elisabeth Convent, we have practised icon painting since 1998. With loyalty and attention to detail, we have followed the ancient Russian and Byzantine traditions and the canon of the Church. Our satisfied customers include churches, families and individuals across the world. Our icons can be seen in church iconostases and multiple private collections.

We paint from ancient Byzantine and Russian models and use time-tested traditional processes and natural materials. The recipes for our egg tempera technique have not changed over centuries and still rely on the same set of mineral components. The colours of your icon will not dim for decades.

Choose an icon of Christ “Crown of Thorns” from the catalogue. Alternatively, place a custom order, and we will meet your preferences to the best of our ability.

We will contact you at our earliest convenience to confirm the details of your order. The final price will depend on the icon size, your location, and delivery.

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