Salvator Mundi, Master of the Darmstadt Passion
Master of the Darmstadt Passion
Salvator Mundi
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Master of the Darmstadt Passion

Salvator Mundi, ca. 1460

70.2 x 51.4 cm
71.6 x 52.6 x 1.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on fir
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1957
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Salvator Mundi
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on fir
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Buchstaben in den oberen Ecken: A Ω
Buchstaben im Kreuznimbus von links nach rechts: P A X

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1957

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Source
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Offenbarung 1,8


  • 11D324 'Salvator Mundi', making a blessing gesture; an orb in his hand or at his feet
  • 22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things
  • 11D111 alpha and omega, sometimes with wreath, triangle, instruments of the Passion, etc. ~ symbol of Christ
  • 41D2121 coat
  • 41D2653 border, ribbon, braid
  • 25D11 precious and semiprecious stones
  • 25H2322 sea
  • 25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city

Research and Discussion


Object History
Vermutlich Auftrag für die Prämonstratenserinnen-Klosterkirche, Altenberg an der Lahn [lt. rückseitiger Inschrift]
fürstliche Sammlung Solms-Braunfels, seit mindestens 1808
Lucie Katharine Antonie Dyckerhoff, Wiesbaden (1874-19??)
Nachlass Lucie Dyckerhoff
Verkauf durch Hans J. von Goetz, Wiesbaden an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, März 1957


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