Another piece in the belongings of my late grandmother may she rest in peace.

This is a part of 7 pieces in total.

I am really intrigued by the artwork itself.

Is it possible for someone to identify this scene?

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The image depicted is of the Crucifixion of Jesus.

The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely between AD 30 and 33. Jesus' crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by other ancient sources, and is established as a historical event confirmed by non-Christian sources, although there is no consensus among historians on the exact details.

According to the canonical gospels, Jesus was arrested and tried by the Sanhedrin, and then sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified by the Romans. Jesus was stripped of his clothing and offered wine mixed with myrrh or gall to drink after saying I am thirsty. He was then hung between two convicted thieves and, according to the Gospel of Mark, died some six hours later. During this time, the soldiers affixed a sign to the top of the cross stating "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" which, according to the Gospel of John, was written in three languages. They then divided his garments among themselves and cast lots for his seamless robe, according to the Gospel of John. According to the Gospel of John after Jesus' death, one soldier pierced his side with a spear to be certain that he had died, then blood and water gushed. The Bible describes seven statements that Jesus made while he was on the cross, as well as several supernatural events that occurred. - Crucifixion of Jesus

The Latin words are the opening words of Matins in the Divine Liturgy. The Church praises her redeemer for Christ saving humanity on the Cross.

V: Domine labia mea aperies.

R: Et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam.

And in English:

V: Thou O Lord wilt open my lips.

R: And my mouth shall declare thy praise.


The art depicted the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery. "The Crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ"

To give you a nice reflection on this, this image was the very first image that was hidden in the very first verse in the bible, the word "In the beginning". Translated in Hebrew language this word becomes "Bereshit".

This is the Divine Plan for the Salvation of Mankind, it's called the "Way of the Cross".

This is also the meaning of the name of God in Hebrew YHWH.

Let us connect this hidden mystery.

The image depicted Jesus offering His life to redeemed all mankind. His most precious blood merit the graces needed to wash away the original sin and freed us from the slavery of Satan and healed our wounded nature.

"He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." (1John3:8)

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah53:55)

The mystery behind this image is, before God created mankind and before the fall of Adam & Eve,God already knew it. And so, God already had conceived the Divine Plan for the Salvation of Mankind even before Adam & Eve fall.

The meaning of YHWH is "Behold the Hand, Behold the Nails". The Hebrew word YHWH is not a name but a description of what Moses saw in the burning bush, Moses saw a crucified man and that was the meaning of YHWH.

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Plus if we take into the meaning of the first verse in the bible Genesis1:1 the Hebrew word "Bereshit" means "The Son of the Almighty God offered his life freely on the Cross"

So, the image of the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery the Crucifixion & Death of Jesus Christ is the very image shown to Sis. Lucia requesting prayer & penance in June 1929.

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Note : The picture on the artwork also depicted the same royal robe of Mary. Both Mary and St.John depicted holiness in their faces. With the addition of the other Mary on their back also have a halo and robe with white garment depicting the holiness & piousness of this other Mary.The centurion is included in the scene as the Blood & Water that flowed from the side of Jesus coming from His Sacred Heart is the First Miracle that healed the blindness of the centurion that led to his conversion. The other centurion will serve as a living witness to the miracle. The symbol of Sun and Cresent Moon was on top of the Cross, the Tradition point this symbol to Jesus and Mary. The Latin word on the white ribbon is hard to visualize but the Latin word at the bottom is Domine, labia mea aperies, et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam.

V: Domine labia mea aperies.
R: Et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam.

V: Thou O Lord wilt open my lips. R: And my mouth shall declare thy praise.


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    I did not downvote your answer, but it may be more simple to stay with the scene in question. It is simply the Crucifixion. Too much embellishment takes away from the image being described.
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Mar 17, 2019 at 15:33
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    @Ken Graham this artwork is a Divine Mystery. Rosary is a lifeless prayer without meditation same with this priceless art without diving into the heart of imagery. The artist meditate and perhaps contemplate the details of his art to glorify God and if we just plainly explained it then it becomes another ordinary piece of art and we did not give justice to the artist. I approach to praise the artist who used his God given talent and unearth even more what the picture depicts in light of our faith.If downvoters don't appreciate, it's fine with me. My public are the saints. (St.John Vianney) Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 23:40
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    @marianagustin I truly appreciate the artistic view.
    – Tom Sol
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 20:33
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    @Tom thanks.God bless. Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 0:01

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