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Relief - St Veronica

St Veronica

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (South, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1480-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR3

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.

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.

Place of Origin

Germany (South, made)


ca. 1480-1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Mother of pearl


Diameter: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Mother of pearl relief of St Veronica and the face of Christ, South German, ca. 1480-1500


Mother of pearl



Subjects depicted

Halo; Sudarium


Christianity; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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