Inventory number
P07293
Author
Zurbar
Title
Agnus Dei (The Lamb of God)
Chronology
1635-1640
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
37,3 cm x 62 cm
School
Española
Theme
Religión
On display
Yes
Provenance
Acquisition, 1986

This votive image was wide-spread in seventeenth-century Spain. It represents an Agnus Dei or “Lamb of God,” in allusion to Christ's sacrificial death to save humanity. The straightforward composition consists exclusively of an image of the young animal with its legs bound, lying on a windowsill and brightly light by a single light source.

 

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