Instruments of the passion

   Objects related to the Passion of Christ. These include the column on which he was beaten; the whips used for his flagellation; the crown of thorns placed on his head; the cross, nails, and hammer of his Crucifixion; the sponge saturated with vinegar administered to him in the last moments of life; the lance of St. Longinus that pierced his side; and the chalice used to collect his blood.

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