Italian, c. 1430/35–c. 1494
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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1925|
Carlo Crivelli, Salvator Mundi, c. 1470–72, Tempera and gold possibly with oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.932.