The Ascension

Image from: Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham

Barefoot and clothed in red and blue, Christ stands on the clouds and looks tenderly towards the people below. He points upwards with his left hand to show that he is ascending to Heaven. Wearing sandals, angels hold their hands in gestures of prayer or praise. In contrast to the otherworldly angels, he is presented as a human figure connecting to the onlookers who watch his ascension.


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