22-St. Veronica

A legendary woman, who gradually became associated with a famous picture of Christ which belongs to the 12th Century. The association with the passion of our Lord came in the late Middle Ages. In this portrayal she holds the headcloth which she supposedly offered to our lord on the way to Golgatha.

Saint Veronica by Hans Memling, (c.1470).

Mattia Preti, “Saint Veronica with the Veil”, (c. 1657).