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Standing Christ

Accession Number
1972/2.55

Title
Standing Christ

Artist(s)
German

Object Creation Date
circa 1475

Medium & Support
wood, polychrome and gilding

Dimensions
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
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Christianity
nudes (representations)
robes (main garments)

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