Angel with the Spear

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    Angel with the Spear
    Inscription: "Vulnerasti cor meum"
    Translation: You have ravished my heart (Song of Solomon 4:9)
    Significance: According to John's gospel, after Jesus died, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear to confirm that he was dead. Christian tradition has tied this action to the "ravishing" or "wounding" of the heart of the beloved in the Song of Solomon. This tradition emphasizes that Jesus underwent death by crucifixion as an act of love for humankind.

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