A PLACE CALLED GOLGATHA Painting by Christian Bahr

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Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas.

100 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

Golgatha was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified. “They came to a place called Golgotha.”(Matthew 27:33) Wracked in pain and accompanied by Simon of Cyrene carrying his Cross, Jesus walked his last steps on earth to a place called Golgotha. Golgotha is an Aramaic word for skull (the Latin term is Calvaria where the name Calvary comes from). The reason why it was called "skull hill" is unknown, possibly because it was the site of executions and/or the hill was shaped like a human skull. The exact location is unknown but mentioned in all four canonical Gospels:

And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull (Matthew 27:33).

Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull (Mark 15:22).

When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left (Luke 23:33).

Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull - which in Aramaic is called Golgotha - (John 19:17).

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This piece is a MEDIUM-SIZED PAINTING. For an aesthetic and colorful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message.

I use exclusively oil and acrylic colors, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. The sides are black painted (beautiful contrast). The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter.

Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.

Warm wishes,





Christian Bahr



Size: 39.4 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 in

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