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Banned Books Week—History Edition

Notice anything odd about Veronica’s halo?

It’s been carefully cut out and removed. What we’re seeing is actually a white slip of paper that blocks the view of the text from the next page.

Zoom into the illumination: here

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. This week we’re sharing examples of books from cultural history that have been attacked, vilified, or otherwise banned.

Saint Veronica Displaying the Sudarium, about 1450 - 1455, Master of Guillebert de Mets. J. Paul Getty Museum.