To illustrate this post, I chose once again one of the images of the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. An extraordinary illustration of the following passages from the Gospels recounting the tenebrae that marked the afternoon of the death of Christ:
“Now from the sixth hour there was
darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.”
“And when the sixth hour was come,
there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.”
“And it was about the sixth hour, and
there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.”
The despair of death before the joy of Easter.