The Cross and Crucifixion

Book Title: Het Nieuwe Testament ons salichmaeckers Iesv Christi, mitsgaders d'epistelen : wt het Oude Testament, soo die door 't jaer in den dienst der h. kercke ghelesen worden. / Oversien ende verbetert na den laetsten Roomschen text, door den eerw. H. Henricus van den Leemputte, Licentiaet in de h. Godheyt. Verciert met veel schoone figueren, gesneden door Christoffel van Sichem, voor P.I.P.

Author: Leemputte, Henricus van den, 1588-1657

Image Title: The Cross and Crucifixion

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Description: The cross of Jesus is flanked by angels, and over the cross is the inscription “INRI,” which abbreviates the title that Pilate posted on the cross, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” The instruments of Jesus’ crucifixion surround the cross, with a crest showing the wounds of Christ on the cross itself. The monogram of the artist, Christoffel van Sichem (1546-1624), appears at the bottom next to the water pitcher.

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