Thorn of Christ

Thorn of Christ (Paliurus spina-Christi), used for making the crown of thorns that was placed on the Redeemer’s head.

And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head...(Matthew 27,28,29)

Paliurus spina christiPaliurus spina-christi

Olivo - papyrus - cypress - incense - myrrh - thorn of Christ - myrtle - coriander - sycamore - cedar - thistle - aloe

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