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Desecration of the Crucifix or Christ of the Insults
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Camilo, Francisco
Desecration of the Crucifix or Christ of the Insults
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Camilo, Francisco

This is a very significant example of Camilo´s skill at representing uncommon narrative events. It presents one of the episodes in the story of desecration and offense to a crucifix by a family of Portuguese Jews in Madrid in 1630. The episode was exploited by a political faction opposed to the Count Duke, whom they accused of tolerance toward the Jews. It stirred feelings in Madrid and led to the

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