Christ ascending at center surrounded by heads of cherubs, two soldiers below looking up, two women in white at far left in background, angel at right. Duplicate image of 2007.D55.
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According to Christian belief, after the crucifixion of Jesus, his body was placed in a tomb and sealed with a large boulder. When the tomb was opened, the body had disappeared. Mary Magdalene, in her belief that someone stole the body, began to cry. She was comforted by a man standing next to her who she discovered was Jesus, resurrected from the dead. In this Currier & Ives image of The Resurrection, two soldiers are shown awestruck as Christ ascends surrounded by cherubs.