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Traces of original polychrome
Mid 17th Century
Size: 31cm high, 26cm wide - 12¼ ins high, 10¼ ins wide
37cm high - 14½ ins high (with stand)
Christians in medieval Europe would have been confident that they knew what Christ looked like as the image of his face was miraculously imprinted on the ‘vernicle’ or ‘sudarium’, the linen cloth used by Saint Veronica to wipe the Saviour’s face. Gerard of Wales and others held that her name really means ‘vera icon’, ‘true image’, and it seems likely that the legend of Saint Veronica was embellished to explain the relic which had become a focus in the late Middle Ages of increased concern with the humanity of Christ, especially the Holy Face and the physical elements of his Passion.