This image of the face of Christ is probably inspired by the so-called legend of Edessa.
Francesco del Pugliese, Florentine merchant and patron, bought the central panel by the Flemish hand and commissioned the two side doors from Filippino Lippi. Lippi in those years (1487-1502) frescoed the chapel of San Giovanni Evangelista in SM Novella in Florence for Strozzi. This probably influenced the choice of subjects taken from the Johannine Gospel.
On the left Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well . In the right panel the meeting between Mary Magdalene and Jesus takes place in the garden of the sepulcher.