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« 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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« 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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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 04:47:35 PM »

LBK talks about that here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,26447.msg416967.html#msg416961
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