The Crucifixion

Mid-8th century
Icon, tempera on panels
Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai

The Greek word beneath Christ's right arm can be transliterated as GESTAS. The partial word beneath his left arm begins with the Greek equivalent of DIM – presumably a variant of "Dismas." The inscriptions below those two words identify Mary and John respectively. At their knees we see the soldiers casting lots for Jesus' cloak. Above the crossbar the angels prepare to welcome Christ into Heaven.

More of the Crucifixion

Source: Merback