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Christ Blessing (Salvator Mundi)

Salvator Mundi, Latin for Saviour of the World, is the name applied to a type of image of Christ which was particularly favoured in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. In such pictures Christ is usually shown in 'close-up', often in the act of blessing the viewer. These iconic treatments of the subject were intended to be objects of personal devotion.