Hl. Veronika mit dem Schweißtuch Christi
Meister der Münchner hl. Veronika (1400-1425)

Hl. Veronika mit dem Schweißtuch Christi,

um 1425
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies alba)
Dimensions of the object
78,1 x 48,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IIb
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11866
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Meister der Münchner hl. Veronika, Hl. Veronika mit dem Schweißtuch Christi, um 1425, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/bwx0B53Gm8 (Last updated on 09.11.2022)
The legend of St Veronica who gave Christ a cloth to wipe the sweat from his brow on his way to Golgotha, emerged around 1300. An impression of Christ’s bloodstained face was left on the cloth. The sudarium became one of the most important relics in Christianity. When displayed in St Peter’s in Rome it drew hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. Hymns and prayers were written as well as pictorial depictions created. This painting is an especially elaborate example that gave the unknown painter his name of convenience.

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