Salvator Mundi

Carlo Crivelli

Italian, c. 1430/35–c. 1494

Salvator Mundi

c. 1470–72

Jesus is shown here as the salvator mundi (savior of the world)—his right hand raised in a blessing, his left holding a globe. Such images followed a traditional format and were intended as aids to prayer. This panel was once at the center of a predella, a row of images situated below the main sections of an altarpiece. Crivelli painted the altarpiece for a Franciscan monastery in central Italy, where he lived and worked.

Medium Tempera and gold possibly with oil on panel
Dimensions 12 5/8 x 9 3/16 in. (32 x 23.4 cm)
Object Number 1955.932
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1925
Status Off View

Image Caption

Carlo Crivelli, Salvator Mundi, c. 1470–72, Tempera and gold possibly with oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.932.