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Culture:Italian, Paduan (active 1338, died 1367 or 1370)
Title:Christ Redeemer
Date Made:ca. 1350-1360
Materials:Gesso, tempera, and gold leaf on panel
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Padua
Measurements:Frame: 34 3/4 in x 33 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 88.3 cm x 84.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1957.37.P.PI
Credit Line:Gift of Caroline R. Hill
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The painting is a tondo set off by a rim of wood in relief, set in a square frame. Christ faces the viewer in 2 1/2 length portrait before a gilded ground. In his left hand he holds a red and black banner. With his right hand he points to an opening in his tunic, a bleeding wound. On each hand a wound bleeds. His white tunic and mantle and bordered with gilding. On each hand a wound bleeds. A gilded halo w/large jewels (painted on it) encircle his head. The corners created by tondo are decoratively filled w/red paisley and gilding. Note: sections of the frame are original.

Christianity; religion

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