Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, was a biblical figure.According to the New Testament, he was born in Calariot and sold Jesus to the Roman government for thirty silver coins. After Jesus was crucified, Judas committed suicide because of remorse.Because Judas betrayed Jesus for silver, Judas is often depicted with a purse in his hand or with money under his feet.
In The Last Supper, Judas is on Jesus’ left, holding a small silver bag in his right hand.There was also a salted container in front of him, a sign of bad luck.
One of the most famous sculpture about Judas is the Judas kiss, After the Last Supper, in the garden of Gethsemane, Judas identifies Jesus for the Roman soldiers by kissing him.
Although Judas’s actions are less popular, he was also an important figure in the cause of the crucifixion of Jesus, and so is sometimes sculpted of him or of things related to him.