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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery

St Veronica

Relief
ca. 1480-1500 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Semi-precious materials such as this often associated with a particular geographical region and highly valued because of their rarity. Many of the religious objects were portable, as were the small portraits. They were often made near to the source of the material and then taken elsewhere.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Mother of pearl
Brief Description
Mother of pearl relief of St Veronica and the face of Christ, South German, ca. 1480-1500
Physical Description
St. Veronica, in a hood, holds up the Vernicle which covers the whole of her body. The face of Christ is bearded and surrounded with a nimbus, there is no crown of thorns. the relief is slightly convex and the cutting shallow.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5cm
Credit line
Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green
Subjects depicted
Summary
Semi-precious materials such as this often associated with a particular geographical region and highly valued because of their rarity. Many of the religious objects were portable, as were the small portraits. They were often made near to the source of the material and then taken elsewhere.
Bibliographic Reference
Fagiolo, Marcello & Madonna, Maria Luisa (eds.) Roma, 1300-1875 l'arte degli anni santi, Milano : A. Mondadori, 1984II.12
Collection
Accession Number
A.70-1929

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record createdJanuary 9, 2004
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