Another quick one this week. Many moons ago I brought to you the touching image of Jesus bringing pizza to souls stuck in limbo. Well, it turns out that picture was a part of a series of paintings on Jesus’ life, post-life, and after-life shenanigans. And apparently besides flattening Satan with a garage door, his hobbies included squashing people with giant marble slabs.
The Resurrection – Benvenuto di Giovanni, c. 1491 (Source)
Now, I guess I missed the part of the resurrection story where, upon Jesus’ triumphant return from kicking demonic booty, he murders a legion of Roman soldiers standing guard around his tomb.
Random aside – I was unaware that Roman swords were designed for giants. What is that on the purple guy’s pommel, an apple? I don’t think he could grip it even if his arm weren’t on backwards.
Anyway, I think that Mary and the other ladies might have had more to say about their tomb visit if they had to reach it by picking their way across a field of broken bodies, limbs dangling in all directions. “Hey guys! Disciples! Jesus is back – AND THIS TIME HE’S PISSED OFF!!”
He looks a bit tired, with some 72-hours-in-hell shadow, but still more than badass enough to take on half a dozen soldiers, armed only with a high-end kitchen counter.