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  • Capital with Angels Holding the Veil of Saint Veronica, with a Column, ca. 1325–75
    Northern Italy (Veneto?)
    Limestone, traces of polychromy; Capital: 15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (39.1 x 51 cm); shaft: 43 1/2 x 15 in. (110.5 x 38.1 cm); base: 15 x 20 x 1 1/6 in. (38.1 x 51 cm)
    Purchase, Gifts of Irwin Untermeyer, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Marcus T. Reynolds, by exchange; Bequests of George D. Pratt, Susan Dwight Bliss, and Henry Victor Burgy, by exchange; and Rogers and Frederic C. Hewitt Funds, 1981 (1981.9a–c)

    The face portrayed on Veronica's veil is the Vera Icon (True Portrait of Christ). According to legend, when Veronica wiped Jesus' face as he was led to Calvary, his image was miraculously imprinted on the cloth, which was eventually taken to Saint Peter's in Rome. Such images were intended to inspire meditation through the visual identification with Christ's likeness.

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  • Capital with Angels Holding the Veil of Saint Veronica, with a Column, ca. 1325–75
    Northern Italy (Veneto?)
    Limestone, traces of polychromy

    Capital: 15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (39.1 x 51 cm)

    shaft: 43 1/2 x 15 in. (110.5 x 38.1 cm)

    base: 15 x 20 x 1 1/6 in. (38.1 x 51 cm)
    Purchase, Gifts of Irwin Untermeyer, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Marcus T. Reynolds, by exchange

    Bequests of George D. Pratt, Susan Dwight Bliss, and Henry Victor Burgy, by exchange

    and Rogers and Frederic C. Hewitt Funds, 1981 (1981.9a–c)


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