Crucifixion Group

Possibly 18th through 20th centuries
Painted fabric, wood, polychromy
Santa Ana del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

The large crucifix has been displayed against an elaborately painted fabric background. At the bottom of the fabric are Mary and Joseph. In the middle we see clusters of angels, and at the top, only partly visible in this photograph, the Son and Father are seated in Heaven. (Note the red wound in the Son's right foot.)

The skirt-and-shield arrangement covering Jesus' midsection is typical in Oaxaca, as is the extreme bloodiness.

On the table before the large crucifix are two small ones, a small santo of the resurrected Christ (behind the left crucifix), a framed portrait of a saint, and on the right a miniature palmesel with Jesus in a tripartite halo riding into Jerusalem on the ass.

Read more about the Crucifixion, St. Joseph, the Virgin Mary, Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, and the Trinity.

Photographed at the site by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.