Henry Jones 15th Century Crucifixion Painting
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In the motion picture of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Henry Jones, Sr. visited the original artwork at the turn of the 20th century, which portrays the blood of Jesus Christ being collected in the Holy Grail vessel, and kept a replica of that painting above his fireplace as seen in these screen shots 9 through 12. This medieval Flemish masterpiece that portrays the Crucifixion of Christ, which was painted by a Franciscan friar, was kept in a small chapel in Austria-Hungary.
The story it portrays is that of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. To the left side of the painting a woman with a red cape named Ecclesia, which means the congregation, catches Christ’s blood of salvation in the Holy Grail cup of everlasting life. Ecclesia is shown riding a creature, not of this world. This unearthly beast features four distinct heads; a lion, a bull, a man, and an eagle. These four beings symbolize four out of the twelve Apostles of Christ, which are Peter, Andrew, James, and Matthew. To the right side of the painting is St. John who is shown comforting the Blessed Virgin Mary who has her head turned away from her slain son.
Here is YOUR chance to win Henry Jones Sr.'s Crucifixion replica prop of the painting as seen in the film. This magnificent replica prop, which took weeks to complete, measures 15.5”wide X 17.75”tall X 2”deep (40CM wide X 46CM tall X 5CM deep). The painting is printed onto textured photo quality heavy canvas then enhanced manually. The Halos, Grail Cup, gold cross, horns and “INRI” are all hand painted in gold metallic ink. When the light reflects those images in gold you can actually see the “metallic ink” pop out. The image was enhanced from a photo in a book, then using advanced Photoshop techniques it was cleaned up and made vibrant using color separation technology. The printed canvas is then mounted to the backer wood panel just like the original. The frame is made up of 16 pieces of top quality oak and maple woods, hand assembled together to make the final piece presented here. On the back of this painting you will also find a bonus museum ticket signed and sealed by the French museum curator of that time “Henri Verne”, of the National Museum of Natural History, Paris France (circa 1938), making the final product an accurate life-like reproduction true to the screen used counterpart.