Salvator Mundi

Workshop of Hans Memling Netherlandish

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Christ is shown as the Savior of the World (Salvator Mundi), a popular image in fifteenth-century painting. Front-facing, he holds a cross-topped globe and raises his right hand in blessing, merging the themes of the Holy Face (Christ’s features miraculously imprinted on a cloth) and Christ in Majesty. The small, circular format made this picture appropriate for hanging above a bed.

Salvator Mundi, Workshop of Hans Memling (Netherlandish, Seligenstadt, active by 1465–died 1494 Bruges), Oil on wood

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