The history of Stations of the Cross originated in Jerusalem during the late Roman period. It was an early Christian attempt to retrace the steps of Jesus through the city as he journeyed from his trial before the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate, to the place of his execution and terminating at the tomb where his body was laid to rest. This journey path is known as via Dolorosa.
Even though we are not Lutheran or Catholic, we are Christian and the carvings made an impact on our visit, especially since this was presented during Holy Week. Please take a moment to walk along the 'path of sorrows'.
|Please note that Station VI is missing. It is not included in the collection and is owned by another collector. Station VI is Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.|
|Columbus Before Queen Isabella, ca 1909 is 35" x 48.5" x 4" deep. The work was inspired by the painting byVaclav Broszik|