Agnus Dei - Sacrifice on the Altar - Signed Giclee Print
Sacrifice on the Altar
Paper size – 19 by 13 inches
Image Size – 15 by 6.75 inches
Hand Signed Giclee
Altarpieces, a great art form in the Middle Ages, aided in liturgical functions. They often depicted Catholic imagery or scenes from Christ’s life.
This is a different interpretation of the iconography, a duality of meaning in one image. In one interpretation we see a God’s eye view of Jesus on the cross. In a second view, we see the body of Christ lying on a draped cloth atop an altar. He becomes a fragrant offering that is pleasing to God. We are drawn to the altar of Holy Communion where we receive His body and blood. The wrath of God was satisfied in Jesus Christ, the substitutionary atonement for our sins. The sight of the Crucified One is meant to bring comfort to those who are troubled over their sins.