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The Bearing of the Cross / Saint Veronica, Mechelen, Gielis Neins
The Bearing of the Cross and the meeting with Saint Veronica.
Christ coming from the left fell to his knees under the weight of the cross. To avoid collapse, he holds his right hand on a stone while Saint Veronica, kneeling before him, is about to wipe his face. Behind Jesus, Simon of Cyrene tries to relieve him of his burden; two Roman soldiers also seize the wood of the cross to help the Lord rise. In the left background, the Virgin Mary and Saint John are present, looking desolate at the fall of Jesus; on the right two turbaned priests follow on horseback. In the background appears the city of Jerusalem and [...]