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Saint Veronica with the Sudarium
Master of Saint Veronica

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.

Key facts
Artist Master of Saint Veronica
Artist dates active early 15th century
Full title Saint Veronica with the Sudarium
Date made about 1420
Medium and support Oil on walnut
Dimensions 44.2 x 33.7 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1862
Inventory number NG687
Location in Gallery Room 62
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