Martyred Christ

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Paulina Kluz


According to the parish chronicle, the painting of the Martyred Christ was made for the sliding panel of the St. Anthony's altar in 1849. In 1880, the altar's invocation was changed into the invocation of the Merciful Jesus and received indulgence for the dead. The Martyred Christ is an image of mercy. The way he has been depicted is to emphasise the truth of his death, as well as to confirm overcoming it, therefore, the gesture of presenting wounds, which have become a source of redemption, is extremely important. The origin of this image in the 19th century is very interesting, since this theme was particularly popular in the Middle Ages, from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

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Paulina Kluz, "Martyred Christ", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2021, source:

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