Kiss of Judas
The Kiss of Judas is an artwork that refers to the kiss that Judas gave to Christ, which was, according to the synoptic gospels, the way in which Judas Iscariot identified Jesus to the soldiers when they came to arrest him.
Judgment of Jesus at the Sanhedrin is an episode in the life of Jesus that, according to the Jewish Bible, takes place shortly after his arrest in Jerusalem and before the Pilate’s judgment.
The Flagellation of Jesus, also known as Christ in the Pillar, is an episode of the Passion of Christ that appears quite frequently in Christian art, in Passion cycles or as a major theme in the Life of Christ cycles.
Crown of Thorns
The crown of thorns was an instrument of torture used by the Romans during the Crucifixion of Jesus. According to the Bible, this instrument was woven from dry thorns and placed on Jesus’ forehead just before his crucifixion.
This artwork makes reference to the 2nd Fall, and also to the veil of Veronica, known as Saint Veronica of Jerusalem, who met Jesus when he was carrying the cross along the Via Dolorosa towards Calvary. The bible tells that she took a moment to wipe the blood and sweat from Jesus’s face with her veil, his countenance would have been imprinted on the fabric.
This work makes reference to the third fall of Christ. According to the Synoptic Gospels Simon of Cyrene was a man who, after the fall of Jesus, was forced by Roman soldiers to carry the cross of Jesus Christ to the end. Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified.
The crucifixion of Jesus was an event that likely took place between AD 30 and AD 33. This work of art concerns the moment of the crucifixion.
The Descent or Deposition of Christ is the scene, represented in this artwork, of the removal of the dead body of Jesus from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, reported in John 19:38-42.
The “Resurrection” refers to the time Jesus Christ came to life on the Sunday following the Friday He was crucified.