Frank Roper - The deposition (from a set of Stations of the Cross)
Frank Roper (1914-2000)
Aluminium (lost wax casting)
96.5 x 76 cm
Methodist Modern Art Collection
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One of four reliefs from a set of Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross (or the ‘Way of the Cross’ or ‘Via Dolorosa’) are the places where Jesus is believed to have halted on his way from Pilate’s House to his crucifixion. In the late Middle Ages, the devotion of the ‘Way of the Cross’ was introduced - a series of stopping places for meditation or homilies, each marked by a different image.
Matthew 27: 59
Jesus is taken down from the cross by Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus.