But there is another version, with blank spaces in place of the images, presumably because of perceived copyright issues. This image shows the same pair of pages as the one above, but the reproduction of the Crucifixion miniature has been suppressed:
Summarising the numbered items in the description above, the heads are, respectively:
- On parchment, 70×72mm, in a round medallion in dark blue with a gold cross-nimbus.
- On red leather, 92×36mm, on a cloth held by Veronica.
- On parchment, 54×35mm, surrounded by coloured lines; under the head is the year 1527
- On parchment, 25×25mm, with a blue with gold cross-nimbus.
In the Hauck catalogue they are described and depicted as:
- On leather, 93×36mm, on a red background, with St Veronica holding up the veil. This corresponds very closely to no. 2 in the Wiegel description, and to the left of the image above
- On parchment, 68×65mm, with a blue and gold cross-nimbus. This corresponds very closely to no. 3 in the Wiegel description, and to the upper right of the image above
- On parchment, 25×25mm, with a blue and gold cross-nimbus. This corresponds very closely tono. 4 in the Wiegel description, and the lower middle image above
The image above is from the Christie's online catalogue, but if one compares it to the printed catalogue, it becomes apparent that the relative sizes of the three items have been altered; in the print version they are all claimed to be life-size, so I have measured and added the dimensions to my copy of the catalogue before scanning them, so that you can see both their true relative and absolute sizes:
Just as we saw above -- that consulting only the Google-digitized Wiegel catalogue can mislead -- we see again that consulting the printed Christie's catalogue has real advantages over using only the online version.
Since we are on the subject of black-faced volto santo images, I'll take the opportunity to mention one other, among the 15th-century additions to the late 12th-century Vita Christi manuscript at the Getty Museum:
|J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 100 [Source]|
|(Detail of the image above)|
|(Detail of the image above; click to enlarge)|
There is quite a lot more I could say about curious black-faced volto santo images in illuminated manuscripts, but I'll save it for another occasion ...