Penitential Brotherhood Santísimo Cristo de la Vida
The image is ordered and defrayed by the Molina Guillén family in 1946. As presentation of the work, it was showed in the National Modern Art Museum in Madrid, from the 18 February to 2 March 1946. It walked for the first time in the early morning on Good Friday in 1960, as procession of the penitents or Procession of the Silence and which stayed during six years. In 1971 it starts again the procession with the off of the electric light in the itinerary and the illumination is given by the bonfires on the corners of the itinerary. In June 1978 it is definitely integrated as Brotherhood inside the bossom of the Central Board of Easter.
Canonically erected in the Santiago’s Main Church.
Guide Lanterns: lanterns of silversmithing made in the workshops of Hermanos Marín Díaz from Sevilla (1989).
Guide-Crucifix: it was acquired to Taller de Restauración de la Conferencia Episcopal Española in 1992. Polychromed by Mr Francisco Berlanga from Ávila and the Cross by Mr. Julián Sánchez, both from Sevilla.
It represents the death of Christ on the Cross. The art critic Antonio Oliver said: “…although fixed on the cross, this Christ is on purity, already in Heaven…”.
José Planes Peñalver, born in Espinardo on the 23th December 1891. In 1932 he won the Sculpture National Award. In 1933 he founded the Trade and Arts School in Murcia. In 1960 he is named academician in Fine Arts in San Fernando and in Alfonso X el Sabio.
The first andas and crosses are made by the cabinetmaker Roque Pastor. In 1986 it is made the new andas by the cabinetmaker Silvio Crespo Olivares and the forging by the brothers Juan, Dimas and Enrique Olivares.
Of black wool, with an esparto cord.
Which in the tunic of anderos is a red sash, with the Santiago’s Cross embroidered in black silk.
The design belongs to Mr José Tévar García and it is made in the embroidery workshops of Mr José Romero Benítez, from Sevilla (1989). Embroidered in gold and silks on black velvet.