Pensive Christ
Pensive Christ
Pensive Christ
Pensive Christ

Pensive Christ

Author: Ivanauskas Petras

Created, location: early 20th century, Zarasai District, Salakas.

Material / technique:  wood carving, polychrome.

Dimensions: high – 138 cm.

The Pensive Christ is the depiction of Jesus before the crucifixion. Tired and exhausted the Saviour was sitting by Himself and thinking about the hardships, vices and pain of people who live on earth and grieved about it.

Jesus is shown with a loincloth, sometimes with a red robe or a long gown and a crown of thorns. He is sitting on the stone resting his head on His right hand and His left hand is on his knees.

Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, Kat. No, P. 84.

Exhibition: Exhibition of the collection of Lithuanian art of dr. Jaunius Gumbis "Collected and Preserved", September 2016 - January 2017, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius.

Photograph: from the chapel in Zarasai District, Salakas; carved by Petras Ivanauskas; photograph by Juozas Petrulis, 1962 and 1963.

Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, Kat. No, P. 92-93.