Josep M. Subirachs
Detail of the Passion Portal
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona
This is surely one of the most striking images from the long tradition of the Crucifixion subject. Longinus' sword symbolically pierces the very stone of which the cathedral is constructed – the Body of Christ that is the Church.
In the group above, the soldiers cast lots for Jesus' cloak.
More of Longinus
Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.