Standing Christ

Accession Number

Standing Christ


Object Creation Date
circa 1475

Medium & Support
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)

Credit Line
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.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area

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nudes (representations)
robes (main garments)

5 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Devotional Objects Across Religions
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Early Modern European Objects
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Religious Life in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 1st floor ➜ 102 (Richard and Rosann Noel Gallery)