At the feet of the Crucified Christ, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle create the scene known as the Calvary. This painting represents a vera efigie, a "living scene" of the sculptural group in carved and polychrome wood, done at the end of the XVI century by the recognized sculptural school in Santiago de Guatemala for the Sanctuary of Esquipulas, a municipality located in the today's Department of Chiquimula in Guatemala. The model refers to the black Christ with three nails, long hair and a pointed beard, with his head inclined on his chest and his eyes closed. The cross has a spiral profile, covered with the shoots of grapevines, as a symbol of the Eucharist.


  • Title: Lord of Esquipulas
  • Date Created: 18th Century
  • Location Created: Guatemala
  • Physical Dimensions: 106.5 x 73 x 5.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Fundación E. Arocena / Museo Arocena
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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