Category:Veil of Veronica

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  • English: The "Veronica" (from "Vera Icon", "Real Effigy") is a piece of cloth said to represent the Real Effigy of Jesus, appeared on it after it served to dry his sweat during the Crucifixion. The name of the cloth was made by pious legends into the name of a legendary woman (Saint Veronica), so that the cloth itself become to be commonly known as the "Veil of Veronica" (whereas the cloth itself is the Veronica). -- Around the Christian world there are several such relics (see for an example the Mandylion), many of which had a lasting impact on art history, since they were reproduced again and again as the "real portrait" of Jesus. However, after the most famous of such specimens in the Western world, the Mandylion of Edessa in the Lateran "sancta sanctorum", faded dramatically, the place of "popular icon of Jesus' face" shifted to the Turin Syndone, making the once immensely famous Veronica into an half-neglected item.
  • Deutsch: Schweißtuch Christi, Schweißtuch der Hl. Veronika.
  • Français : La Sainte Face
  • Italiano: Veronica, Sudario, Volto Santo.
  • Svenska: Veronicas svetteduk.
Veil of Veronica 
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sweat cloth relic of St. Veronica
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