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The Dead Christ venerated by Pius V
Oil on copperplate. Ca. 1572
Parrasio, Michele
The Dead Christ venerated by Pius V
Oil on copperplate. Ca. 1572
Parrasio, Michele

Christ lies dead on a bed beside which Pope Pius V kneels, surrounded by angels. Above them, two angels hold a chalice and a communion wafer, symbols of his death and resurrection. On the lower part of the painting, the skeleton of Adam alludes to the first man and the redemption of Original Sin. Divers elements of the Passion appear on the bed and floor, such as the Crown of Thorns and the Whip.

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