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Inside the church of Jesus is an admirable example of Baroque poetics and its declination in different artistic techniques, by those who contributed to its architectural design (Michelangelo, Vignola and Giacomo della Porta) and its painted decorations (Gaulli, known as Il Baciccia). The Face of Christ, known as Veronica, is preserved in the Museums of the Sacristy. The name indicates a cloth, perhaps of linen, originally possessed by Saint Veronica, on which the face of Christ is imprinted and which is one of the most venerated relics in Christianity. That in the church of Jesus is one of the two copies authorised by Pope Gregory XV (1621-1623), specifically that which belonged to the Duchess of Sforza, who bequeathed it to the Church when she died.
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