[Sca-cooks] tablecloth, shroud or food cover?

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 30 10:35:34 PDT 2007

Suey wrote:
> Can't find the message but someone said yesterday there is a 6th C 
> painting of the Last Supper with a tablecloth. Now I find this 
> confusing. Is this a symbolic reference to the Shroud of Turin? I do 
> find some Jewish references to a leather tablecloth and to clothes 
> covering food to keep the flies away but not to linen table coverings. 
> Does anyone have more data on the history of the tablecloth?
> Suey
I'm at work and can't buckle down on this inquiry at the moment, but I 
would like to hear about the Jewish references to a leather tablecloth.  
Only for meat meals, I'm guessing? 


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