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Fresco artist Cecilia Gimenez wants royalties for revealing true face of Jesus (but not his wife)

by | 20th, September 2012

CECILIA Gimenez, the famous Spanish artist, wants money for her rendering of Jesus .

El Correo  reports that Spain’s most noteworthy living artist wants due credit for her updating of  Ecce Homo (Behold the Man), the fresco now known as Ecce Mono, or Behold the Monkey.

Many come to gaze at the work but only few  are leaving tips. And what money there is  the Santi Spiritus Hospital Foundation, reportedly, reaped $2,600 in four days from visitors –  is not reaching the struggling artist. And then there are the royalties for use of her work in the media.

Agence France-Presse  says 180,000 people have signed a petition calling on the work to remain as it is and not revert to something approaching the original.

How can Gimenez make money? What about giving the world a face for Jesus’s wife?

Karen L. King , a historian at Harvard Divinity School, says early Coptic Christian thought Jesus was married. She’s read a papyrus. And it, according

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