A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.
(English) The hillside near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. In art, the Calvary is the depiction of this crucifixion, usually including figures of Jesus's mother Mary, Mary Magdalene and the apostle John, among others.
Calvary (Golgotha) is the English-language name given to the hill on which Jesus was crucified. The hill is described as outside Jerusalem, but its location is not certain. Calvaria in Latin, ÎšÏÎ±Î½Î¹Î¿Ï… Î¤Î¿Ï€Î¿Ï‚ (Kraniou Topos) in Greek and GÃ»lgaltÃ¢ in Aramaic all mean 'skull', referring to a hill or plateau containing a pile of skulls or to a geographic feature resembling a skull.