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Crucifixion And Resurrection At The Tomb And The Master Of Vyssi Brod 's Crucifixion

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Petra Potocnik

Crucifixion compared: Rabbula Gospels’ Crucifixion and Resurrection Marys at the Tomb and the Master of Vyssi Brod’s Crucifixion

Prepared for Jane McQuitty
Visual Arts Survey I, AHIS 110 Section
Alberta College of Art and Design
July 15 , 2015

Crucifixion compared: Rabbula Gospels’ Crucifixion and Resurrection Marys at the Tomb and the Master of Vyssi Brod’s Crucifixion

Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
The Jewish high priests accused Jesus of blasphemy, arriving at the decision to put him to death.
First they needed Rome to approve of their death sentence, so Jesus was taken to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor in Judea. Pilate found him innocent, and wasn’t able to find or even contrive a reason to condemn Jesus, but he feared the crowds and let them decide Jesus ' fate. The crowds declared, "Crucify him!" (Mark 15:13)
As it was common in his time, Jesus was publicly beaten, with a leather-thonged whip before his crucifixion. Little iron pieces and bone chips were tied to the ends of each leather thong, causing deep cuts and painful bruising. He was mocked, struck in the head with a staff and spit on. A prickly crown of thorns was placed on his head and he was stripped naked. Too weak to carry his cross, Simon of Cyrene was forced to carry it for him.
He was led to Golgotha where he would be crucified. As was the custom, before they nailed him to the cross, a mixture of vinegar, gall, and myrrh was offered. This drink was said to alleviate some
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