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Veronica's Veil

Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Partly enameled gold
Dimensions:
1/16 in. (0.2 cm); Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.921
Not on view
The image of Veronica's veil is enclosed within an architectural setting. With the archangel Gabriel on the left and the Virgin Annunciate on the right, it forms a triptych. On the reverse of the two wings are Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist. The raised letters on the border may be translated, "One alone I love faithfully."
Inscription: VNA•SOLA•AMO•CON•FEDE (trans: One alone I love faithfully)
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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