In my drawing on wooden board, Christ (the original of the Sotio is guarded in the Duomo of Spoleto) is depicted in accordance with the Christus triumphans iconography, an expression of Jesus' victory over death. These are no visible signs of suffering on His body.
On the upper part of the cross, called the cymatium, is the Ascension of Christ; on the lower part, known as the suppedaneum, is depicted the Golgotha with Adam's skull. Next to Jesus is Saint Mary, symbolising the Church, and Saint John the Evangelist, symbolising the Holy Scriptures.
I made the panel with poplar wooden boards dating back to the 17th century. The panels are two and a half centimetres thick and were part of an ancient piece of furniture. The boards are restored and placed in the form of a cross. I then glued a cotton cloth on the wooden board and created a mould from rabbit-skin glue and white gesso following the ancient Byzantine tradition. I carved out 103 hemispheres each one with a diameter of seven millimetres, about five centimetres apart.
The drawing, made of graphite and coloured pencils, is finished and protected with transparent matte finish.