The Erection of the Cross (detail)

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

The Erection of the Cross (detail) image
TITLE: The Erection of the Cross (detail)
ARTIST: Rembrandt van Rijn
DATE: c. 1632
MEDIA: Oil on canvas
SIZE: 96 x 72 cm, rounded at top
LOCATION: Munich, Alte Pinakothek