I can’t wait to reblog this for the second coming.
IT GOT BETTER
The Three Marys at the Tomb by Bartolomeo Schedoni
Le Saintes Femmes au Tombeau (The Holy Women at the Sepulcher)
But SO funny.
Luc-Olivier Merson, Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto (Detail). Olio su tela, 1879.
Louis Desplaces (French; 1682–1739) after Jean Jouvenet (French; 1644–1717)
La Descente de croix = Descent from the Cross
Etching, 18th century
The British Museum, London; © The Trustees of the British Museum
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. (John: 38–40)
An American GI kneeling in prayer before a crucifix at a Catholic shrine still standing in small cemetery after the American invasion of Saipan during World War II. Photograph by Peter Stackpole. Saipan, Marianas Islands, June 1944.
Altar of the Crucifixion by Josse de Corte