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What is the Holy Face of Genoa?

Holy Face of GenoaThe Holy Face of Genoa, one of the contenders for the title of the Image of Edessa, kept in the Church of St. Bartholomew of the Armenians in Genoa.

It was carefully examined in 1969 study by Colette Dufour Bozzo. He determined that the outer frame was late 14th century. But no date was determined for the actual image which is "somehow" imprinted on a piece of cloth that has been glued to a wooden plank. 

Like the San Silvestro image, it is very similar to one of the many claimants to the title of the Veronica Veil and as such it fits that claim as well.

There is no substantive provenance claim for this Image of Edessa other than tradition. And at this time it is fairly well established that the real Image of Edessa was a full length cloth.

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