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Santacroce, Girolamo da
Salvator Mundi Salvator Mundi
1520s 1520s

Jesus is shown in half-length holding a transparent orb, which identifies him as Salvator Mundi, or Saviour of the World. He looks out, not at the viewer but slightly toward the left. A dark green curtain hangs behind him, while a window on the right opens onto a mountainous landscape punctuated by a building and two small figures. The composition derives from a painting by the Venetian painter Jacopo Palma il Vecchio (around 1479–1528), now in Strasbourg, of which several variants are known, attesting to that painting’s popularity.

 
Santacroce, Girolamo da
Bergamo, Italy 1480-Venice, Italy 1556 Bergamo, Italy 1480-Venice, Italy 1556
Salvator Mundi Salvator Mundi
1520s 1520s
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
height / width: 76.20 x 63.50 cm; 30.00 x 25.00 in.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1967 Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1967
10-011

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