Jesus meets his Blessed Mother
Although without Biblical reference, the meeting of Jesus with his Mother has been handed down by popular tradition. We know of her presence at her son’s last hours because of her station at the foot of the Cross in John’s Gospel. Note here, the two faces of compassion, comfort and sorrow as Jesus reaches out to embrace his mother. In contrast to the gentleness of Mother and Son, the guard shows annoyance at the delay, and more than a hint of violence in the fist and raised vine-cane. No flowers can be seen.