Martin Schongauer ca. 1447 – 1491


copper-plate (c. 160 × 110 mm) — c. 1480

Martin Schongauer biography

According to unverifiable sources, a woman wiped the sweat of Jesus' face when he was on his way to be crucified. Legend has it that an imprint of his face remained on the towel. The woman's name was later said to be Veronica, from the Latin "vera icon", true image.

This print is one in a series of twelve Schongauer made about the Passion. Click here for the Ecce Homo-episode.

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