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Offline Shiny

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Crown of Thorns?
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:15:38 PM »
Why isn't the crown of thorns depicted on the crucifixion iconography?

But on the Christ of Passion he wears a crown of thorns?

I've always seen in western art/icons that Christ is crucified but the crown remains. I've yet to see an Orthodox icon with it on. Is there some sort of theological meaning on its removal?
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Re: Crown of Thorns?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 04:40:23 PM »
And, to tack onto the question, why is there blood on Christ's chest - or what seems to be blood anyways - but no crown of thorns?
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Re: Crown of Thorns?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 04:47:35 PM »
« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 04:48:21 PM by Ionnis »
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