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Sudarium Displayed by Two Angels

Sudarium Displayed by Two Angels


Albrecht Dürer

German, Nuremberg 1471-1528

This formal, symmetrical image elicits a devotional icon from a popular narrative. Two solemn angels display the sudarium, the cloth that Veronica used to wipe Christ's face as he carried the cross to the crucifixion. The cloth miraculously retained an imprint of his face-a divine instance of reproducing an image that must have been especially appealing to a printmaker.
4 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (10.3 x 14.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. John C. Atwood, Jr.
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Durer, Rembrandt, and Goya: Old Masters Prints from the Seattle Art Museum Collection", May 31, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5/31/2001 - 1/1/2002)

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