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Caved wood crucifix, handpainted, available in various measures.

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Carved wood St. Damian's crucifix, hand painted by skilled sculptors with engravings. It will be available in 20/30 days in various measures


Key to the reading of the Bible for Christians, the crucifix or cross is one of the most important symbols of Christianity, since it is the depiction of Jesus Christ crucified.
A crucifix Catholic or Anglican consists of a Latin cross which is applied to a human body male naked and lifeless, his head, wearing a crown of thorns, reclined on his shoulder, his hands nailed to the arms of the cross, feet nailed to the trunk, the pierced side and the inscription above the head of Jesus INRI (Nazarene King of the Jews). The fingers of his right hand usually indicate the number 2 because the man is the second person of the SS. Trinity.
It can be made of wood, metal or precious materials, in different sizes and in different artistic techniques such as painting, sculpture or bas-relief.
The crucifix is a large part of the history of art with achievements of great artists such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello and Michelangelo.
In some Christian countries is rooted custom of exposing the crucifix in public places, for example in Italy is compulsory exposure in classrooms, although in recent years has given rise to numerous controversies, as in Abano Terme (PD), to Ofena (AG) or in Ivrea (TO) with legal battles until reaching a judgment of the European Court which states that the crucifix is not just a religious symbol, but an identity that has evolved in the history of the Italian community who founded on the principles and values of democratic and humanitarian Western civilizations.
The artist name of the San Damiano Crucifix is unknown. This work is placed around 1100 or so. The Byzantine style was common in Italy at that time and the purpose of a cross made with icon was to strengthen the faith of the people.
Jesus is portrayed simultaneously hurt and strong, in fact, this work is not dead, but he's right and his halo includes the image of the cross glorified. The importance of Jesus is enhanced by the bright color of his body in contrast to the red and black around.
Christ is represented in its full stature, while the other figures are reduced in size but have different sizes: the larger ones are the five witnesses to the crucifixion of Jesus as Lord, and (on the left are Mary, St. John, while on the right there are Maria Maddalena, Mariadi Cleophas and the centurion); the three smaller figures are the witnesses of the crucifixion (bottom left is Longinus, who pierced the side of Jesus, right Stephsn, the one who offered the sponge soaked in vinegar to Jesus, the third is the face of 'artist); among other figures are represented 6 angels and 6 patrons of Umbria and Inalto 10 angels that give the well came to Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven.


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