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Standing Christ


Artwork Details

Standing Christ
circa 1475
wood, polychrome and gilding
18 7/16 in x 6 ¾ in x 5 ½ in (46.83 cm x 17.15 cm x 13.97 cm);18 7/16 in x 6 ¾ in x 5 ½ in (46.83 cm x 17.15 cm x 13.97 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design


Subject Matter:

This figure of the resurrected Christ once held either a globe or cross-staff with one hand and made a gesture of blessing with the other, an iconographic type known as the "Salvator Mundi." His nudity signals that he has risen from his tomb and his grand mantle and commanding stride forward evince his dominion over death.

Physical Description:

This figure of Christ wears a volumnious mantle and strides forcefully forward with his left leg. His hands, now broken off, once held either a cross-staff or a globe while he made of gesture of blessing with the other. His robe appears to have originally been gilded and then painted over with red to impart his garment with a lustrous quality.

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