Wienhausen, Veronica
ID
 
370
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
possible the nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Veronica
 
Subject
 

This small drawing on pergament depicts the Veronica, the image of Christ's face left imprinted on the cloth held by the woman later known as "Veronica."

 
Century
 
14th
 
Format Medium
 

drawing on pergament

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

The term Veronica, while confused with the name of the woman who held the cloth which Christ used to wipe his face, probably stems from the words "vera icon" or "true image."

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Veronica.