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A medieval Flemish painting of the Crucifixion by a Franciscan friar was kept at a chapel in Austria-Hungary.



A replica of the painting owned by Henry Jones, Sr.

In the mid-13th century, a Franciscan friar painted Jesus Christ's blood being caught in a representation of the Holy Grail during the crucifixion. He got his account of the Grail from a knight of the First Crusade that claimed to have found the cup in "in a canyon deep in a range of mountains" with his two brothers. The painting was placed in a castle chapel in Klasenheim, Austria-Hungary and the knight's tale fell into local legend.[2]

In July 1906, Henry Walton Jones, Senior visited the original artwork while conducting his Grail studies. Though he realized that the knight would have had to have been over 150 years old to speak to a friar whose order didn't exist until a more than a century after the First Crusade, Jones's spiritual side took it as evidence that the Holy Grail did indeed bestow eternal life.[2] Jones kept a copy of the painting above his fireplace at 25 Pine Road in Ferndale, New York by 1938.[1][3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The junior novelization of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade claims that the person shown capturing Christ's blood with the grail is Ecclesia. However, other sources, such as The Ultimate Guide and Rob MacGregor's novelization of the film identify the figure as that of Joseph of Arimathea.



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