Penitential Brotherhood Santísimo Cristo de la Vida
The image, work by the religious images carver Ramón Cuenca Santo, walked for the first time in the penitential on the Holy Tuesday 2002, carried by two groups of anderas. It is integrated inside the Penitential Brotherhood Santísimo Cristo de la Vida which goes across the procession by the light of bonfires in the corners of the itinerary.
Canonically erected in the Santiago’s Main Church.
The tunic of anderas is of black wool with green sash which wears embroidered the Mary’s logo in white and grey silk.
The standard: made in ancient purple brocade, with central oil by Salvador Palao.
Guide-lanterns: lanterns of metalwork made in the workshops Potenciano, from Toledo (2002).
Perseas of the image: the gust and heart in silver, designed by Mr José Tévar and made by Aragón Orfebres.
It represents the moment in which the Virgen María with the straight head and slightly turned, she looks to the horizon and looks the painfull scene of the Calvary. She has no more tears. Her rictus is given full of Hope, knowledgeable of that her Son’s death means an act of redemption. The hands of María de la Esperanza, half-open try to take the lifeless body of her Son.
A work by the sculptor from Elche, Ramón Cuenca Santo. He made his studies in the School of Arts and Artistic Trades of Orihuela. He works in the workshop of José Sánchez Lozano for specialising in polychromy and carving in the workshop of Francisco Liza. He currently counts with about 100 works of restorations and carvings.
It is front page on the throne of silvery silversmithing on base upholstered in blue velvet, with four consoles with the insignias of the Brotherhood and of the Santiago’s Church, adorned with a vase and a pair of pitchers and illuminated by four lanterns in silvery silversmithing.
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