058-XC Jesus Wearing the Crown of Thorns
This icon of Jesus Christ wearing the Crown of Thorns was made in the icon workshop of St Elisabeth Convent.
A high-quality image printed on paper is glued to a wooden board and covered with a layer of protective lacquer.
This icon is a copy of Behold the Man - a painting by Vassily Vereshchagin painted in the 1870s for the sanctuary of the Christ the Savior Cathedral. The original work was about 5 m high.
We read in the Gospel that after having Jesus beaten up and mocked by soldiers, Pilate showed him to the crowd and proclaimed, "Behold the Man!" This attempt of the Roman prefect to rescue Jesus was unsuccessful: the Jews insisted on his crucifixion.
All secondary figures - Pilate, the crowd, and the soldiers - remain out of the focus; the image of Christ wearing the purple robe is in the center of the composition. Aside from this painting, Vassily Vereshchagin created five other pictures for Christ the Savior Cathedral: Prayer in Gethsemane, Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion by the Romans, Descent from the Cross, Descent into the Tomb.
This icon is available in several sizes.