Standing ChristArtist(s)GermanObject Creation Datecirca 1475Medium & Supportwood, polychrome and gildingDimensions
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)Credit LineTransfer from the College of Architecture and DesignSubject 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.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaWesternRights
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