Nicodemos Statue

Nicodemos Statue

Nicodemus, the one who had previously sought Jesus at night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes into a cup which he holds in his left hand.

Then they took the Jesus body and wrapped it in linen cloths to perfume it, like the Jews usually do to their dead. There was a garden, in the place where he had been crucified, and in a new sepulcher, in which no one had yet been placed.

On the plinth of the statue we read: «FERENS MIXTURAM MYRRHAE AND ET ALOES QUASI LIBRAS CENTUM », translated by: «carrying about a hundred pounds of a mixture of myrrh and aloes ».


The Bom Jesus do Monte, an unavoidable reference.