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The Veronica (vera icona according some things I have read) can be found in
medieval art;  Panofsky's article on Roger van der Weyden ["facies illa
Rogeri maximi pictoris, in Late Medieval Studies in Honor of Albert Mathias
Friend [Princeton, 1955], pp. 392-400), for one, addresses this.  So,
briefly, does C. Olds, "Aspect and perspective in Renaissance thought," in
Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church, ed. G. Christianson & T. Izbicki
(Leiden, 1996), pp. 251-64.

The veil of Veronica is supposed to be in the Vatican basilica, housed with
her statue under the Dome.

Tom Izbicki

At 09:32 AM 2/4/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
>Phyllis Jestice <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >Veronica....The legend seems to have first appeared in the fourth century,
>originally with a miraculous picture of Christ that healed King Abgar of
>Edessa.  By the sixth century the picture had become a cloth.
>
>
>my (correctable) understanding is that Abgar had an imaged cloth which was
>later to be known as the Mandylion, when it was purchased by the Emperor (in
>the 9th c.?) and brought to Constantinople.  And, of course, perhaps with us
>yet as the Shroud of Turin.
>
>Vernonica's cloth is a horse of a different color.
>
>perhaps i'm wrong.
>
>christopher
>
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