Salvator Mundi

Albrecht Dürer German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 607

This picture of Christ as Savior of the World, who raises his right hand in blessing and in his left holds an orb representing the Earth, can be appreciated both as a painting and a drawing. Dürer, the premier artist of the German Renaissance, probably began this work shortly before he departed for Italy in 1505 but completed only the drapery. His unusually extensive and meticulous preparatory drawing on the panel is visible in the unfinished portions of Christ’s face and hands.

#5144. Salvator Mundi, Part 1



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Salvator Mundi, Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg), Oil on linden

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