Sudarium held by two angels (1513)

Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)

Sudarium held by two angels
Engraving, 10 x 13.9 cm
Princeton University Art MuseumPrinceton

Although Dürer made several celebrated series of Passion engravings, this related image of Christ’s head crowned with thorns is a stand-alone print; the artist gave many impressions of it to friends and patrons. As one of Dürer’s followers first noticed, Christ’s frontal gaze bears striking similarity to the artist’s celebrated self-portrait of 1500, now in Munich. (PUAM)