Christ and Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas circa 1846. A good 19th-century image with Corpus Christi and Mary Madelene witnessing his dead ,symbolised with a skull. Note the detailed background. Signed and dated in the corner. Old restoration on back in original frame.
Jesus was crucified at a spot outside Jerusalem called Golgotha, which in Aramaic means “place of the skull.” The Latin word for skull is calvaria, and in English, many Christians refer to the site of the crucifixion as Calvary.
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