Sixth Station. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Sixth Station. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Sixth Station. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Author: Žilevičius Jurgis

Created: 1868.

Material / technique: oil on canvas.  

Dimensions: 114x88 cm.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus is the sixth station of the Way of the Cross which depicts a woman separating from the crowd in order to wipe blood and sweat from the face of Jesus as He carries His cross. Jesus badly beaten and wearing the crown of thorns handed the veil back and the image of His face was impressed upon it.

When Jesus was carrying the cross through the gates of Jerusalem, a woman called Veronica offered Him a white veil, so He could wipe his face, because blood was running down his eyes and face. After He wiped his face with the veil, the image of the Saviour’s face was impressed upon it as if it had been painted. Veronica kept the veil with great care as a holy thing. (Motiejus Valančius, „Žyvatas Jėzaus Kristaus Viešpaties mūsų“, Raštai 3, p. 507)

Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 76.

Exhibition: Exhibition of the collection of Lithuanian art of dr. Jaunius Gumbis "Collected and Preserved", September 2016 - January 2017, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius. 

Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 77.