29. Jesus Nailed to the Cross

Unknown Kuna artist
Reverse embroidery mola
13 1/4 x 16 3/4

Two Roman soldiers raise their arms to hammer the nails into Jesus hands as he is pinned to the cross.
From a distance Mary watches with dismay. The Kuna Indian artist who embroidered this mola has
clothed Jesus in a loincloth and has interestingly given him a gold cross to wear around his neck at the

Mark 15: 21-24
21A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in
from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22They brought Jesus to the place called
Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). 23Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but
he did not take it. 24And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each
would get.

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