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Jesus in his Passion
Jesus in the Instruments of his Passion

Arms: Argent a long cross of two staves raguly purpure its extremities in fess and in base each pierced by a passion nail sable all between in base a scourge bendwise and a hammer bend sinisterwise proper, overall in saltire a spear, its head enfiled of the crown of thorns, and a sponge on a reed all proper

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Blazon by D.Q. Wedvick reworked by J.H. Gaylor.
Reference is “The Heraldic Imagination”, by Rodney Dennys ( Somerset Herald in
England ) Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1975, pages 96-97.

The “Attributed Arms” of Jesus Christ, in the Instruments of his Passion, date to the Middle Ages when they were widely used, an example is a seal of the Vice Custos of the Grey Friars at Cambridge cut in the mid 13th century between 1240-1246 which may be found in the British Museum and which is very similar to the representation used here.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 064b, Jesus Christ, 20080723
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