Painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the life of Bishop Salama. The central image of the painting depicts the crucifixion of Christ, to the left of the cross two angels collect Christ's blood, Christ is offered vinegar on a sponge, his side is pierced with a spear by Longinus who rides a brown horse, the legs of crucified thief are broken. To the right of the cross the legs of the other crucified thief are broken and an angel collects Christ's blood. At the foot of the cross five figures are depicted (l-R) Mary, the Virgin Mary, St. John, Mary and Mary Magdalene. Below Christ's feet is the skull of Adam with Christ's blood falling into his mouth representing man's salvation through the blood of Christ. Scenes in the top left corner show the veil of the temple rent in twain, the flagellation of Christ by Pilate and Christ wearing the crown of thorns whilst being spat at. Below (and anticlockwise) are scenes from the life of Bishop Salama; the coronation of Emperor Tewodros by Salama at Dirasge Maryam Church, Salama being greeted by the priests of Gondar, Salama entering Gondar, Salama being greeted by the priests of Tigre, the imprisonment of the Etchege, Goshu Biru, Salama meeting Dejazmach Wube, Salama celebrating communion at the church of Medhane Alam at Adwa, Salama ascending on a rope to Debra Damo monastery.
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