Shrine of the Crown of Thorns…

From the treasury of Notre Dame de Paris. Gilded bronze, gilded silver, diamonds, precious gemstones, 1862. Height 88cm, width 49cm. Depicted on the base are St. Helen, King Baldwin II and St. Louis.

Detail: St. Louis

“At present we do not see “all things subject to him,” but we do see Jesus “crowned with glory and honor” because he suffered death, he who “for a little while” was made “lower than the angels,” that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.” –Heb 2:8-9

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