Lithuania, circa 1909.
Church of St. Anne in Vilnius.
20th c. Tradition or change
Liturgical textiles for altar and church decoration
Embroidery with metal and silk threads
Images of Christ and scenes from the Gospel, symbols of faith
The Veil of Veronica with the face of Jesus continues the theme of the Instruments of the Passion (Arma Christi) known in art since the early Middle Ages. Instruments related to the Passion of Christ are depicted as arms that helped Christ achieve a victory against the Satan.