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Agnus Dei, by Francisco de Zurbarán. 38 cm × 62 cm. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid

Lamb of God (in Latin, Agnus Dei) (1635–1640) is an oil painting by the Spanish Baroque artist Francisco de Zurbarán. It is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.

The Lamb of God is an allusion to Christ’s title as recorded in John’s Gospel (John 1: 29) when John the Baptist describes Jesus as ‘The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World.’[1]


  1. ^ "Agnus Dei". Museo Nacional del Prado. Retrieved May 24, 2012.

External linksEdit

  • Zurbarán, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this painting (see index)