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Master of Saint Veronica: 'Saint Veronica with the Sudarium'

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Legend relates that when Christ fell as he was carrying the cross Saint Veronica wiped his face with her handkerchief (sudarium). The image of Christ's face was then miraculously imprinted on it.

The saint's name is inscribed on her halo in Latin (Sancta Veronica); Christ's halo has an abbreviated Greek form of his name (ihs.xp.ih.x). Probably painted about 1420.

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